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November 28, 2007

Welcome to MEGACENTER, May I Take Your Coat?

Posted by Hunter

Well, it appears at the geniuses at Las Vegas Sands have decided that they needed a name for the combined complex of The Venetian, Palazzo and the Sands Expo Center. That name? MEGACENTER (yes, all caps). Dumb name. I wonder if they considered other gems such as THEMegacenter or maybe even CITYMEGACENTER.

Also, as has been reported elsewhere, Palazzo's opening moved from 12/20 to 12/28, no doubt cause they realized it was impossible to make 12/20 work. There's a good chance I'll be in town for this opening so I'll keep y'all posted. I don't think I'm brave enough to reserve a room.


Read archived comments (10 so far)
November 28, 2007 3:58 PM Posted by Jeff in OKC


November 28, 2007 5:09 PM Posted by Mike T

I read that article over breakfast this morning, and I almost spit my oatmeal out in laughter. MEGACENTER? Hahahahah

November 28, 2007 9:18 PM Posted by Gregory_Zephyr

I was hoping they'd call it the Sanvenepal Center but that somehow sounds vaguely African so how about the CASINO OF AMERICA? (Note: I am being sarcastic, lol)

November 29, 2007 12:36 AM Posted by steve_c

Lookie what I found here

Reminds me of the Del Taco logo from the 1970's and 1980's.

November 29, 2007 6:44 AM Posted by socalduck

I guess they thought if it was all caps, it wouldn't seem as lame. How about Sheldon's World, or Mines Bigger than Steve's?

November 29, 2007 7:38 AM Posted by mike_ch

When I hear Megacenter, I think of one of those enormous Wal-Marts that has the department store and a grocery store section, like the ones at Centennial Center and SpringMtn/Rainow.

So, uh, no, not good.

November 29, 2007 8:32 AM Posted by Yuelulu

That will be really convenient when I want to rotate my tires, buy a case of toilet paper, refi my house, and get a new set of eyeglasses.
Oh, it's a resort? based on an italian theme?

I don't get it. MEGACENTER, CITYCENTER...why oh why would I want to spend a vacation in a place that sounds like a government office. Pay a parking ticket or get a marriage license, yes....gamble, party, relax..not so much.

November 29, 2007 11:49 AM Posted by Dave

Because when I think of the grandeur of Venice, I think "MEGACENTER." But I'd buy it as long as they have Megaweapon at the grand opening.

It's not a name that conjures up elegance, is it?

What about something like "Piazza della Casini?" Or just "Piazza Grande?" That's goofy, but at least it kind of makes sense. Anything that references Venice or even just Italy would be better than "MEGACENTER." I understand that it has to be something the "average American" can pronounce, but at least try for something that isn't totally generic.

November 30, 2007 4:47 AM Posted by detroit1051

The RJ should have been reading this blog to be current on Palazzo news. This story really downplays Palazzo's opening until the January 18th grand opening:
"We are planning to have a soft opening for the Palazzo sometime at the end of December," Reese said. "But as a company, we are focused on a grand opening celebration on Jan. 18."

December 1, 2007 11:19 AM Posted by Brendan Tait

MEGACENTER? Wow. That's pretty unimaginitive. Why not use an Italian word? Afterall, the whole resort is Italian themed...