Just when you thought the Las Vegas Strip couldn't get any more dazzling, think again.
An outdoor retail, dining and entertainment plaza, The Linq offers several different experiences all in one place at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
O'Shea's Casino, Chayo Cocina, Koto gift shop, The Haute Doggery hot dog shop, Purple Zebra daiquiri bar, Starbucks and Yard House are among the tenants who are open for business. The Polaroid Museum, Tilted Kilt, Sprinkles Cupcakes and Flour & Barley are coming soon.
The Linq will also feature Brooklyn Bowl, a music venue that holds a capacity of 2,000-plus concert goers. Brooklyn Bowl will also have eateries, 32 bowling lanes, a section to watch sports during the day, nightly live performances and a nightclub area.
All in all this high-energy marketplace will offer 30 to 40 shops and restaurants in a 200,000-square-foot area.
The focal point of the Linq is the High Roller, a 550-foot observation wheel right at the heart of the Strip (to open in March 2014). The High Roller is the tallest observation wheel in the world offering 360 degree views of the Las Vegas valley. Talk about being in the center of all the action!
If you're staying on the Strip, The Linq's convenient location is close to many hotels. Guests walking from the Flamingo hotel can access a pedestrian-friendly walkway right into The Linq. Even if you're just walking along the Strip, The Linq is easy to get to -- you won't have to go out of your way to pay a visit. A back porte cochere will accommodate those who want to avoid the Strip altogether.
Funded by Caesars Entertainment, The Linq project cost an estimated $550 million. The project is opening in phases on the corridor between the Flamingo and The Quad hotels.
-- Staff Report