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Linq Update: O’Sheas Has Its Face Eaten Off

Last updated: November 13, 2014 at 1:50 pm. Posted by in Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Nightlife, O'Sheas, Shopping, The LINQ. Comments Off on Linq Update: O’Sheas Has Its Face Eaten Off.

Progress can be cruel sometimes. A drive by the former O’Sheas casino is proof.

O'Sheas casino

It was her time.

The good news, and there’s lots of good news, is that dramatic progress has been made on the Las Vegas Strip to make way for The Linq, the $550 million development project that will include an entertainment and dining corridor, as well as The High Roller observation wheel. Read more about The Linq.

We’ve got some recent photos of the area around O’Sheas, including Imperial Palace, and while it ain’t pretty, it’s exciting to see how Vegas is transforming itself, yet again.

The Linq construction

Remember the O’Sheas parking lot? This was that.

The O’Sheas parking lot was imploded on May 1, and construction crews have made quick work of removing the rubble.

Linq construction

Yep, that’s what’s left. All 17 pounds of it.

Relax. Sin City knows what it’s doing.

Linq construction

It’s like a blank canvas upon which Sin City will paint its Mona Lisa. A Mona Lisa with bars, restaurants, shops and a huge-ass Ferris wheel.

The Imperial Palace is slowly losing its Asian influence, too. The hotel won’t even be called the Imperial Palace much longer. The hotel will soon be renamed The Pulse, after this blog, unless we’re completely making that up.

Never a dull moment in Vegas.

Linq construction

This used to have an Asian symbol on it. We think it meant, “Gambling. It’s a hoot.” Or something along those lines.

The Rockhouse bar and nightclub, outside Imperial Palace, has had its innards removed. Word has it the Rockhouse will be opening down the road in the Venetian. (We try not to ask too many questions.)

Linq construction

Ah, the good times we almost remember.

Out front, the former home of the Rockhouse is barely recognizable.

Linq construction

Sad face. Sometimes, it helps to keep repeating, “The Linq,” “The Linq,” “The Linq.”

There’s a new building being erected behind Flamingo Las Vegas.

Linq construction

Look at all the “erected” jokes we’re not making.

Take heart, Vegas fans. Out of the ashes shall emerge The Linq. And it shall be fancy.

Linq construction

The Linq will even have an Irish-themed bar. Like O’Sheas, but without the unique fragrance, if you get our drift.

You’ll live forever in our memories, O’Sheas.

Linq construction

That freaked us out a little bit. But we’re getting past it.

More updates to come! Happier updates. With fewer buildings having their faces eaten off.

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