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Virgin Las Vegas to feature hybrid library-coffee shop

A few details regarding the transformation of Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Casino to Virgin Las Vegas have been released, and as expected, they revolve primarily around entertainment and dining.

According to reports, Virgin will feature a venue called the Commons Club just off the main entrance to the hotel. The restaurants MB Steak, Pizza Forte and Nobu will all return. The Funny Library coffee shop will be part library and part grab-­and-go eats and coffees. Additionally, the Hard Rock Cafe at the corner of the resort’s footprint will be demolished to make room for valet parking and commercial vehicles. The Hard Rock will close in February and reopen at the end of 2020 as Virgin Las Vegas.

More sliders: More action in the same area comes with word that a 24-hour White Castle is coming to a location across the street from the Hard Rock. It will be the third Las Vegas White Castle; the other two are located downtown and at the Best Western Plus Casino Royale on the Strip.

Fancy omakase: Tao at the Venetian is offering a once-a-month omakase (chef’s choice) menu with only eight seats available in two seatings. The price is $150 per person (plus $35 for a sake pairing) for a menu of “fresh catches, appetizers, sashimi, seasonal nigiri and dessert.” Next month’s omakase night is Dec. 8.

Crazy Girls at 33: Crazy Girls is entering its 33rd year of performing on the Strip. It ran for 28 years at the Riviera, then moved to Planet Hollywood in 2015. The bronze “No Ifs, Ands, or …” sculpture that advertised the show in front of the Riviera (and on billboards and taxicab banners) for many years is on display at Planet Hollywood.

Question: How much does it cost to sit in the Jacuzzi at Blanc de Blanc?

Answer: Of the three hot tubs in the new show at the Sahara, the middle tub is part of the staging, while the two on either side are part of the seating. Each can hold six showgoers, but you have to purchase all six tickets together, which costs $1,042, plus fees and taxes.


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


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