a few observations.....
.......from my night out both on the strip, and downtown last night. (and "One Six" of course.)
If this is supposed to be a slow time of year out here, why couldn't I find a place to park in the parking garages? Is everyone driving instead of flying? Or finally realizing it's cheaper to get a rental car than to take a cab? This was both on the strip and downtown. I ended up on the roof at Binions. Thank God they finally fixed the elevator that was broken for about a year!
Everyone downtown was flocking to the cheap places. A lot of folks were just hangin' out on the street waiting for the next light show, and enjoying the free entertainment in between. Carl "safe sax" Ferris was a big draw. I can remember back when I thought he was just a homeless guy playing for tips. Now he has his picture in lights on the canopy, 3 or more saxes, and at least 2 albums for sale. He says he's been on Fremont St. for 9 years, and he loves every minute of it. There were also a lot of people huddled around the spray paint artists. The mototcycle sphere was so crowded, I could barely see the cycles.
So, everyone's looking for a bargain.
On the upside, the nightclubs were packed! My boyfriend had to turn people away at Rok Vegas, shortly after midnight, as they were filled to capacity.
Also, the abandonned, bankrupt property beside my store, "Manhattan West," supposedly has 3 different investment groups, planning on starting a bidding war on the property. This is according to the security guard who has been working to keep the vandals from destroying it over the past few weeks.
So, Vegas is not dead yet!
Oh yeah--as for "One Six" ---excellent half priced martinis. I went back to the cinnamon one first, then I tried the grape cosmo. So, good I had 2 of those. The view hasn't changed, other than the clientel. It was warmer, about 55, so it was already more crowded. All ages, but everyone on the dance floor was over 50. Finally a place for the mature folks to go???