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April 16, 2014

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Las Vegas’ industrial space a turnoff for companies eyeing move here
April 16, 2014
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance has released a report saying dozens of companies that considered moving here picked other cities largely because of a dearth of big, available industrial properties ...
A view of the Peace Palace, a Unification Church convention and training center, under construction at 6590 Bermuda Road, on Monday, April 7, 2014.
After ‘refocusing of the vision of God,’ Peace Palace on track to be finished by year’s end
April 16, 2014
They’re running behind schedule, but a South Korean religious group is still bringing a “Peace Palace” to America’s gambling mecca. The Unification Church, known for its mass weddings, extensive business holdings and cult-like founder, plans to finish construction of its 93,000-square-foot convention and training center on Bermuda Road at Sunset Road by year’s end. General contractor Steven Kwon attributed the delay to ...
Henderson's Firefly Tapas Kitchen & Bar on Eastern Avenue.
Firefly closes its Henderson restaurant
April 15, 2014
Firefly has been working to overcome the fallout from last year's salmonella outbreak at its original location.
Hakkasan at MGM officially celebrates the opening of its nightlife venue during a ceremonial ribbon cutting Thursday, April 18, 2013.
MGM, Hakkasan form partnership to build, manage luxury hotels worldwide
April 15, 2014
MGM Resorts International and Hakkasan Group are partnering in a joint-venture to develop luxury hotels around the globe. Formation of MGM Hakkasan Hospitality was announced …
China Film takes first stake in Hollywood movies
April 14, 2014
China's state-owned film distributor is making its first investment in Hollywood movies by taking a stake in two Legendary Entertainment productions. China Film Co. will make an "eight-figure equity investment" in two upcoming films...
Mark Balint, left, head of production for Silver State Production Services, and Jason Miller, CEO of Downtown Films, listen to a Nevada Economic Development Commission hearing at the Sawyer State Building Monday, April 14, 2014. A production company called LPF One DTIG LLC and affiliated with the Downtown Project is applying for a tax incentive for a proposed movie production starring Dakota Fanning that will be filmed in Las Vegas.
Joe Downtown: Company gets tax credits for shooting movie in Las Vegas
April 14, 2014
A production company shooting a movie in Las Vegas starring Dakota Fanning has received $297,000 in state tax credits. The company, LPF One DTIG LLC, will be filming in Southern Nevada until early May and already has shot at a downtown club, at Mount Charleston and today was at ....
El Sombrero
Downtown landmark El Sombrero Café closes, Lego builds up to grand opening
April 14, 2014
A longtime downtown landmark closes as a Lego lover’s paradise debuts. PT’s opens a new pub while an eatery offers employees a training opportunity. ...
Confessions of a casino host: Tales of high rollers, comps and hookers
Confessions of a casino host: Tales of high rollers, comps and hookers
April 13, 2014
When high rollers come to Las Vegas, they expect to be treated like royalty, to spend a weekend living out a hip-hop video — all comped, and all in exchange for laying down bets. And they expect these perks to be delivered by ...
Dr. Zubin Damania works at Turntable Health, where patients can interact with medical teams by email, text or even Skype.
Turning the tables on health care
April 13, 2014
The concierge-style business model, which is growing in Las Vegas, is getting positive reviews from patients, but how it will fare in sync with Obamacare remains to be seen ...
People on the move: April 13-19
April 13, 2014
In this week's edition: Susan Borst, Doreen Spears Hartwell, Heidi Zupancic, Matthew Burns, Ruben Fontes, Richard Galin, Doug Ward, among others ...
Liquid pastime: U Bottle It owner Gary Hails wants you to discover the joys of making your own beer and wine.
You learn it, you make it, you bottle it, you drink it
April 13, 2014
People who like craft beer and quality wine will love the Henderson business that teaches customers how to make and bottle their own libations. The owner says it’s fun, it wills save money and it’s a nice hobby or even date night activity.
A streetscape rendering of the Shops at Summerlin.
City makes room for another mall
April 13, 2014
The Shops at Summerlin is slated to open near the end of this year. But after the ceremonial ribbon has been cut, after the congratulations and adulations are doled out, what exactly will shoppers walk into?
George Strait, Entertainer of the Year, greets Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in the photo room during the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, April 6, 2014. The 2015 ACMA show will be held at the AT&T Stadium in Texas.
Cowboys’ stadium is big, but it’s not Vegas
April 13, 2014
The Academy of Country Music Awards couldn’t resist the lure of Jerry Jones’ giant TV screen for one year, but they’ll be back.
The open sign is off at El Sombrero restaurant located on Main Street, which has been open since 1950, during its last day of operation Saturday, April 12, 2014.
El Sombrero restaurant says farewell to Las Vegas after 64 years
April 12, 2014
The restaurant wasn't packed on its last day, but the only empty tables available were on reserve and the patrons who were already enjoying their dinner looked like regulars ...
Two actors are shown in a screenshot from "The Check Out," a new advertisement from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. The ad, according to LVCVA officials, is the first national mainstream tourism television commercial that celebrates same-sex relationships.
Las Vegas’ big bet on gay tourism
April 11, 2014

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