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As noted in the RJ and the LVS thread, Palazzo is scheduled to open December 20th, 2007. We'll see if that's a soft opening or what - I have my doubts.

Also, according to the Movable Buffet, Tangerine at Treasure Island will be closing and will be replaced with a new nightlife venue by the end of the year. Tangerine is managed by the Pure Management Group.

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August 2, 2007 12:29 PM Posted by mike_ch

B- b..... But... How can this be?!

I had gotten the impression from Leonard that PURE Management Group could virtually do no wrong! Why would they close up a place directly kitty-corner from Tryst at the hysterically mismanaged anchor shipwreck stock crash doomsday device known aa Wynn?

August 2, 2007 1:10 PM Posted by marlymarr

The Tangering staff rubbed me the wrong way. Perhaps the reinvention of itself will be up to Pure standards.

August 2, 2007 2:07 PM Posted by Brian Fey

How sad, they totally trashed the front of Treasure Island, and now they are doing this? Give me a break!

Ok, Palazzo opening on Dec 20th. Well we know the theater and shopping mall won't be open. What a joke that is. Are they this greedy, that they cannot wait and open a project correctly? Is that how Venetian Macau is opening? I mean think about it. You take your mate to this brand new hotel, and half of it is still closed, and under construction! If the shopping is not open, and there is no theater open, all you have to offer is a casino? Come on Sheldon, get with it! This is no way to run a company! I am embarassed as a shareholder.

August 2, 2007 2:21 PM Posted by BillyInLasVegas

I never liked that place or their staff.

August 2, 2007 3:42 PM Posted by detroit1051

"...they totally trashed the front of Treasure Island"
I'm with you, Brian. How can Lanni, Murren or anyone else at MGM Mirage look at TI's facade and not want to change it immediately. Maybe they will now.

I haven't had time to listen to the LVS and MGM Calls, so I will tomorrow morning.

August 2, 2007 3:54 PM Posted by mike_ch

"known aa Wynn?"

You know, in the future, when you edit my comment (and I understand why you did so), you could go ahead and edit my poor typos too. ;)

August 2, 2007 7:42 PM Posted by Tom M

On my recent trip to Las Vegas, I got the chance to see inside Tangerine through an open door(I am not a clubber) and I was surprised at how small the space was. I don't know much about the other clubs in town but I thought this space was way too small for a full blown club.

August 2, 2007 9:12 PM Posted by Mike T

I realize there probably aren't too many people on here who are very familiar with the nightclub scene, so I will tell you that Pure Management Group knows what they are doing. In other cities, clubs' life spans are much, much shorter than they tend to be here in Vegas. The scene is changing so rapidly here that what was popular two years ago, that being Tangerine, no longer cuts it. So, PMG decides to close it and remodel the space as another club. Closing Tangerine and remodeling it is good business. Tangerine makes money, but whatever PMG puts in its place will probably not only make more money, but also generate the buzz that is so needed in the nightclub industry. No one talked about Tangerine anymore; among clubs like Tao and Jet, it is easy to forget about Tangerine completely. Closing and remodeling existing venues that could use some attention is better business than leaving them open, and simply opening another venue from scratch. Tangerine was ok, but it is time for something new in that space.

August 2, 2007 9:21 PM Posted by Hunter

It's also worth noting that Social House, the restaurant upstairs, has a solid buzz going for it and it makes sense for them to capitalize on that by re-doing the downstairs space. Tangerine wasn't a space like Tryst or Pure where they spent a ton of money on the space itself - it's pretty low-key in that regard.

August 2, 2007 9:29 PM Posted by detroit1051

Perfect timing! Liz Benston interviewed Robert Frey:

August 3, 2007 11:16 AM Posted by JohnnyV

Hopefully the Palazzo restaurants will be ready to go at the grand opening too. I thought that Tsunami in the Venetian was the best sushi in Vegas but they closed it earlier this year allegedly b/c they are giving a prime Asian Fusion restaurant in Palazzo to former head chef Jose Trinidad. It made a lot of sense to me to close a great restaurant almost a full year before opening the replacement´┐Ż

August 15, 2007 10:49 AM Posted by Mark D

I drove by this morning and they have started construction on the Palazzo condo tower.

August 26, 2007 9:23 AM Posted by andy c

Out on the weekend of August 17, if they open Palazzo on time it will be a miracle, seems about a year off in my opinion. 4 months to go and the building is not encliosed and still on temporary power. At this stage the exterior should look finished as they work on the inside. Not really that much going on either, no night work and little weekend work. My first thought was credit crunch.

Wynn new tower is moving along quite well.

Luxor casino was pretty impacted with new construction.

Planet Hollywood sign up, soemone deserves Kudos for the job they have done on this place, casino is so much better, for what they paid for Aladdin, which was not much, this is the deal of the decade.

Tangerine will not be a big loss.

August 26, 2007 4:21 PM Posted by detroit1051

Clubs are big business:
"Over the last few years, nightclubs on and near Las Vegas Boulevard have taken on a life of their own, mushrooming from a handful to about 30 today, with two opening next weekend and more in the pipeline. The clubs are considered as vital as a poker room, with gaming companies carving out thousands of square feet for them and erecting huge digital billboard marquees.",1,7545761.story?coll=la-headlines-business