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Las Vegas monorail extension in the works

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    The Las Vegas Monorail Co. has quietly purchased a 0.9-acre parcel of land at Reno Avenue across from Mandalay Bay for $2.5 million.

When will the monorail connect to the airport? Maybe sooner than later. The Las Vegas Monorail Co. has quietly purchased a 0.9-acre parcel of land at Reno Avenue across from Mandalay Bay for $2.5 million.

Monorail representatives won’t comment, but it’s likely a step toward extending the line to MBay, which is a key link to extending to McCarran Airport. As a bonus, the connection also creates an access route to the Oakland Raiders stadium.

Healthy buffet

The latest buffet innovation comes from the Feast Buffet at Red Rock, where a “Well & Being” station has been added. It’s an area for health-conscious diners that features vegan, paleo, low-carb, high-protein, raw foods, gluten-free and super foods that are Ph-balanced and rich in antioxidants.

Bottomless at EI

How about a Monday-­morning happy hour? Ellis Island casino just east of the Strip is running “Bottomless Monday,” with unlimited mimosas and bloody marys for $12. The eatery features breakfast specials and live music (try the eggs Benedict for just $7.95). The promotion runs every Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stones exhibit

“Exhibitionism — The Rolling Stones” rolls into the Palazzo Saturday and runs through Jan. 31. Described as “highly immersive and interactive,” more than 500 personal items of Rolling Stones band members will be on display with the highlight being a backstage-to-onstage 3-D experience. Tickets start at $36.50.

Question: Are there any good deals in town for golfers?

Answer: There are dozens of golf courses in the Las Vegas area, and deals are out there at any given time of the year. One consistent one that’s a real insider’s gem is at TaylorMade Golf Experience, a cozy little par-3 course and driving range on the Strip just south of Mandalay Bay.

Prices are always low, but the best deal is to go for its happy hour that runs daily from 4 p.m. to close. For $25 per person, you get a round of golf, one bucket of balls, two drinks and a cart. This is a very cool nighttime play.


For more information about current Las Vegas shows, buffets, coupons, and good deals, go to LasVegasAdvisor.com.


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