Eight Shiny New Things in Downtown Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Strip may be one of the brightest places on Earth, but downtown Las Vegas has some new bling, too. Here are some shiny new things downtown.

1. Downtown Grand’s Casino Sign

Downtown Grand, formerly the Lady Luck, opens Oct. 26, 2013, and we can’t wait.

We love this classic-looking casino sign.

We love this classic-looking casino sign.

We had to peek inside, of course. Portions of the hotel’s lobby are adorned with art, but you have to look up to see it.

Funky! Artwork on the ceiling.

Funky! Artwork on the ceiling.

2. Downtown Grand’s Other Casino Sign

Just as you can never have too many Las Vegas casinos, you also can’t have too many casino signs.

Not neon, but we like it, anyway. At least it's not LED. Ew.

Not neon, but we like it, anyway. At least it’s not LED. Ew.

Downtown Grand’s casino looks ready to go. Teases.

Let us at 'em.

Let us at ’em.

3. Downtown Grand Sign

This sign is on the north side of the building, facing Triple George restaurant (highly recommended) and Hogs & Heifers (highly WTF).

We're giving Downtown Grand a lot of love because there's a lot of new and shiny at Downtown Grand.

We’re giving Downtown Grand a lot of love because there’s a lot of new and shiny at Downtown Grand.

4. Downtown Grand’s Light Fixtures

There’s a lot of new stuff to check out once the joint opens, so let’s open those doors, already.

These caught our eye. Not literally. That would be weird and gross.

These caught our eye. Not literally. That would be weird and gross.

A few feet away is this walk-up window for Ninth Island Shave Ice and Daiquiris. Yes, it’s “shave ice,” not “shaved.” It’s a Hawaii thing.

The flavoring syrups are already here. We'd be happy to try them out if needed.

The flavoring syrups are already here. We’d be happy to try them out if needed.

5. Commissary After Dark

There are a lot of new restaurants coming to Downtown Grand, and this appears to be one of them. This was the first time we’ve seen the sign lit up.

The official site says, "By day, Commissary is a place where you can do business. By night, it's no business and all play. You'll be inclined to loosen your tie when the windows go up and the DJ starts bumping hits."

The official site says, “By day, Commissary is a place where you can do business. By night, it’s no business and all play. You’ll be inclined to loosen your tie when the windows go up and the DJ starts bumping hits.” We’ll probably go there, anyway.

6. Pizza Rock

Sure, there are lots of pizza places in Las Vegas, but not a lot are remarkable. Pizza Rock is promising to change all that, including pizzas baked in ovens imported from Italy.

We love neon in the shape of just about anything.

We love neon in the shape of just about anything.

We got out our long lens to get a sneak preview of one of the Italian ovens in question.

One of the reasons we're so excited about this pizza.

This bad boy is one of the reasons we’re so excited about this pizza.

7. Pizza Rock’s Take-Out Sign

This is easily one of our favorite shiny new things downtown, or anywhere in Las Vegas for that matter. Pizza Rock’s take-out sign just screams Las Vegas.

There's a lot to love here.

There’s a lot to love here.

8. Sign for the New Mob Bar

The popular Mob Bar is moving down the block soon, and while we’re not entirely sure how to feel about that, we’re taking a wait-and-see approach.

One of our favorite downtown bars is moving down the street, across from the Mob Museum.

One of our favorite downtown bars is moving down the street, across from the Mob Museum.

We got a shot inside the new Mob Bar, but couldn’t get a good feel for the new location, other than noticing there are pianos. We’re hoping they’re temporary, because when we see pianos, we fear the possibility of them dueling, at which point we’ll probably never set foot in the place. We hear some people like dueling pianos, but we are not those people.

Withholding judgment. Probably.

Withholding judgment. Probably.

There are clearly a lot of shiny new things downtown, and that’s just within one block!

Stay tuned for more updates from this blossoming section of downtown Las Vegas.

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  • Marion Brenenstuhl

    WHEEEEEE….THE TAKE OUT PIZZA SIGN IS GREAT….SURE HLPS TO HV APLACE LIKE THIS TO SATISFY CRAVING—WELL THE ONES WE CAN TALK ABOUT ANYWAY..