Yesterday we said goodbye to the small budget-friendly casino O’Sheas. The casino is closing to make way for Linq. I’ve already posted pictures of other Linq construction, but closing O’Sheas is probably one the biggest (if not the biggest) moves that will be made to clear way for construction. That being said, what is next for the Linq project?
Caesars Entertainment has been remarkably tight lipped about the project since announcing it and releasing some super-cool looking renderings. They announced start dates for construction that were initially missed and they had no updates on the matter. Construction, however, did eventually start and now the major pieces are falling into place. Rockhouse closes in a matter of days allowing them to really start making some headway.
But what are they making headway for? Are they going to tear down the front part of Imperial Palace where Rockhouse is? I have even heard conflicting reports about the O’Sheas building itself. Will it be torn down? Will it be incorporated into the Imperial Palace structure? Will it be expanded? Will it be chopped? No one really knows and Caesars hasn’t said.
The parking garage behind O’Sheas was imploded this morning. That much is done. They are also clearing out the roads back behind the Flamingo. But all that being said, it would be really great to hear more details from Caesars about the project, what exact changes are going to happen to the properties, and what the name of Imperial Palace will be.
I hope for Linq’s success that they are just being tight-lipped. I’m not sure what the benefit would be of doing that, as it would only generate more publicity if they talked more about the project. What really concerns me is that the silence could be a lack of vision and foresight. Maybe they don’t really know some of these answers, and that’s why they aren’t saying anything at all.