Vital Vegas Podcast, Ep. 56: So Much Vegas, You’ll Need an Extra Suitcase for All the Dopamine

It’s time for another unfulfilling episode of the podcast of the eighth most popular blog in Las Vegas!

This week, we’ve wrangled all the Las Vegas news you need to get the most from your next visit.

Learn more about the demolition at 18 Fremont, the expansion of Golden Gate, the unraveling merger of SBE Entertainment and Hakkasan and more.

18 Fremont demolition

There’s a party happening at the site of the former Glitter Gulch and Las Vegas Club, and we’re the doorman. Or something.

We’ve also got stories pilfered from real journalists! They include tidbits about two new Las Vegas shows, “Revive” and “Opium,” as well as details about SLS snagging 13 Aliante executives, Otheroom opening at the Forum Shops, Ping Pang Pong revealing its expansion at Gold Coast, Downtown Grand’s new hotel tower and a slew of other gems.

Naturally, we’ve got a metric ass-ton of unsubstantiated rumors, as well as the random interruptions of a hooch-fueled prospector.

Take a listen and see why the Vital Vegas Podcast has been called “inspired,” “illuminating,” “transformative” and several others terms we just plucked out of a thesaurus. Yes, those still exist.

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  • RustyHammer

    Only an hour? Somebody is getting lazy in his old age… that or he’s spending too much time eating casserole.

    If it has a crust, sauce and cheese: it’s casserole. A Vital Vegas exclusive!

  • RustyHammer

    I listened. Interesting recap of the news and info of Vegas. I follow the product most days, so I feel like the podcast was more of a recap of the week that was. I suppose you can’t interview restaurant gurus every week. Or hookers.

    I get that Hackashaq is an exciting name in Vegas nightlife, but nothing they do is of the least bit interest to me. I feel so all alone, eating casserole, listenting to a podcast.

    I think I’ve lost that loving feeling….

  • Mike L

    Good God, how much more is CIM going to pump into Downtown Grand? There is no way they can be profitable, I don’t think I’ve ever seen more than like 25 people in the casino. I find it hard to believe that the casino is that empty, but their current room inventory is booked to capacity. They have to be in it for about $250M at this point ($100M to buy the Lady Luck building, $100M in renovations and countless re-branding and renovation of the restaurants, pool deck, players club, parking garages, etc.) and building a new hotel tower with about 500 rooms will probably cost another $40-50M.

    • Yeah, they’ve invested a lot. This is the one area where Downtown Grand is killing it, so it’s a good investment as measured by ROI. Something like an expanded casino would be wildly stupid.