The LINQ’s Purple Zebra, a daiquiri bar, Starbucks, haute doggery, and Chayo, a Mexican restaurant and tequila bar, are already open in Las Vegas and O’Sheays’ Casino had its grand opening this weekend. O’Sheays closed its popular location on the Las Vegas Strip in 2013 to make way for the new construction that would eventually become the LINQ. Late summer to fall Vegas visitors witnessed the demolition of Bill’s Steakhouse and Casino and barriers that blocked off construction areas. Eventually a new Quad entrance and a walkway appeared.
The barricades that closed the LINQ walkway from the Strip are gone and the walkway is now open all the way back to O’Sheays, which just opened this weekend. For those out of the loop, the LINQ is Caesar Entertainment’s huge project that links the Quad (formerly Imperial Palace) with the Flamingo and Harrah’s.
A short exit from one of the Quad’s south exits will take a visitor through O’Shays Casino and out its door to the LINQ walkway. The Flamingo entrance is straight ahead, and Chayos is directly to the right. After exiting O’Sheays and turning right, Starbucks, haute doggerty, and the Purple Zebra are on the left as you walk toward the sidewalk on the Strip.
According to Examiner writer Susan Lanier-Graham’s recent article, www.examiner.com/article/linq-redefines-las-vegas-entertainment the “new $550 million dinning, shopping, and entertainment complex, spanning over 200,000 square feet and boasting more than 30 tenants…is sure to be great fanfare.” The “High Roller” is the focal point of the LINQ complex and is scheduled to open in the spring of 2014. Similar to a Ferris wheel, it is higher than the London Eye and the Singapore Flyer, and its 28 transparent cabins will hold up to 40 people. For more information visit the LINQ website.
In the meantime, get ready to have fun!