hook3670
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March 9th, 2012 at 8:25:18 AM permalink
I was just wondering from any of you who live out in Vegas, or any others who might know, what is happening with the Imperial Palace renovation. Is it still going forward, if so when? Are they still going to rename the property? God knows it needs both to happen sooner than later!
Pokeraddict
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March 11th, 2012 at 12:36:17 PM permalink
CET still plans on remodeling it. The plans I saw were that it would be demolished up to about the point just past the poker room area. From there, it would be fully remodeled. It would not be demolished, but it instead gutted and refurbished. It will also get a new name as the licensing for the IP name expires later this year.
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March 11th, 2012 at 1:07:57 PM permalink
Quote: Pokeraddict

The plans I saw were that it would be demolished up to about the point just past the poker room area.

From which direction are you talking?


The poker room is at the front of the casino, but there is a rather large porte cochere, as well as the RockHouse bar, between the porte cochere and the strip.

Quite frankly, it's the back part of the hotel that needs to be demolished. Not just to make room for the Linq project, but it needs to be demolished, period. If we're just talking about the Linq, then "back part" would be from the back wall of the casino to the parking garage, and maybe that as well.
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Pokeraddict
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March 11th, 2012 at 1:37:39 PM permalink
The part that I understand will be demolished is the part from the strip back beyond the poker room. Basically the front 1/3 of the casino floor. The casino will then be re-themed and re-branded. I do not know if the casino and/or hotel will have to close, but considering the amount of work that has to be done, and the part of the casino being removed, I would imagine it will close for some period of time. If the casino were to completely close, they could lay everyone off and rehire from scratch at the relaunch. The Culinary Union requires 60 days notice to do that, so just like O'Sheas, news of it closing will leak before the property actually shutters.
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April 11th, 2014 at 6:24:20 PM permalink
I'd start a thread on this but I don't have enough time as a member yet, but IMHO Linq is really nice! I work in Hughes Center, so it's an easy in/out from Koval to Winnick, the eating is many-faceted and cheap (enough, for the Strip), parking is easy (if too far to walk, valet for $5 tip), and I just kind of like the "urban center" feel. The only thing I would add if I was Mr. Caesar is video board/tickers in the fountain node or the O'Shea's/Flamingo/Chayo node.
AcesAndEights
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May 1st, 2014 at 6:14:56 PM permalink
Quote: MrWarmth

I'd start a thread on this but I don't have enough time as a member yet, but IMHO Linq is really nice! I work in Hughes Center, so it's an easy in/out from Koval to Winnick, the eating is many-faceted and cheap (enough, for the Strip), parking is easy (if too far to walk, valet for $5 tip), and I just kind of like the "urban center" feel. The only thing I would add if I was Mr. Caesar is video board/tickers in the fountain node or the O'Shea's/Flamingo/Chayo node.


I too was pleasantly surprised by the Linq and the Quad renovation. I might even consider staying there, although I'm guessing many of the rooms haven't been renovated yet...(don't remember the details on that one).

The big parking lot behind the High Roller is nice too, as the Flamingo garage was almost full the first time we parked there.

The new O'Shea's is good enough for a reboot I suppose. I'm disappointed there's only one craps table (old O'Shea's had 2 or maybe 3?). It feels cramped in there, so I feel like they could have given it a bit more space. Pretty much the same crowd, though! Those are my people...
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Beardgoat
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March 19th, 2015 at 4:10:11 PM permalink
Checked out the linq today and it's very nice inside after the remodel. It looks a lot more modern and clean inside. I like how Caesars made it easy to get from Harrahs to the Linq simply by walking across the carnival court. I also like that they took out all of the vendors slinging their crap. Thumbs up from me on the remodel. Osheas looks nice too. It has an actual Irish Pub feel to it. I don't think I'll ever find myself in there though. I don't play beer pong or 6-5 blackjack and the 1 craps table ($15) had a higher limit than the Linq pit ($10)
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March 19th, 2015 at 5:24:08 PM permalink
The last meal I ate in Vegas was at Hash House a Go Go in the LINQ, in the early morning hours of a Tuesday (2 or 3am I think). As I was walking through the LINQ casino to get to the escalator leading up there, the whole place smelled like raw sewage. It was really nasty.
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