Vegas' fans and fanatics are all atwitter as Tuesday morning gets closer and the first of two planned demolitions of the Riviera Hotel and Casino happen. At 2 am on Tuesday the Monaco Tower will be leveled. The Monte Carlo Tower will go in August or late in September after the removal of asbestos. This will be the first Las Vegas Strip implosion in nine years. The last one … [Read more...] about Saying Good Bye to the Riviera
After sitting vacant for a year, being part of a new big-screen action movie and the focus of intense curiosity on the Las Vegas Strip, it looks like the historic Riviera is set for its first implosion. It's not been officially released, but the usual sources have come out to say the first of two implosions will be the Monte Carlo Tower on June 14 at 2am. The second, the … [Read more...] about The Riviera’s Doom Date?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_Ojb7_UPQE How time flies! It's been almost a year since we last stepped into the historic Riviera Casino Resort to say our Good Bye's. Once closed, it followed a Las Vegas tradition of being brought back to life momentarily to be used for a major scene in some new Hollywood blockbuster movie (Jason Bourne). Now that the usual hoopla is over, … [Read more...] about The Riviera Demolition Begins
Finally get a breath of air and finding myself near the Strip, I figured time to hit the Riviera Casino Hotel Liquidation sale. Stop to see what's left and maybe give the old place one last look around before it becomes a parking lot. If you remember the Sahara liquidation sale, it's pretty much the same thing. You go from room to room and see what's left. Like it? Check … [Read more...] about The Riviera Liquidation Sale
After seeing Pat Dinizio in his show Confessions of a Rock star at the Riviera, last week, I am now a raving fan of the man and the show - for all the wrong reasons! My Own Confession When I met Pat Dinizio at the pre-show media event, I had no idea who he was or what to expect. I even told him that. He said "I'm the man..." Complete with flashbacks to that line in a cult … [Read more...] about My Confessions of Seeing a Rock Star