Dear The Linq: Show Me More Than A Picture

A lot has been made about the prospects of Caesars Entertainment building The Linq in Las Vegas this week. I’ve already said that Linq probably isn’t for me. The concept, if it comes to fruition, seems like it will be cool but I’ll believe when I see. I don’t see myself having any desire to visit more than once to see what it’s all about.

I’m not a mall person – I don’t shop at Abercrombie and Fitch for clothes or FYE for music and I don’t eat at Chili’s. It’s not me. I grew up in New York City and those places were not easily accessible for me and the people that frequent those stores are not the people I grew up with. To this day those are not the people I gravitate towards. However, for those people The Linq is likely to be heaven.

My first vision, if The Linq is actually completed, is of people drinking a sugar filled, almost boozeless, daiquiri out of a Ferris Wheel container they’re wearing around their neck. I envision it looking similar to a Flavor Flav watch chain.

I don’t get snarky here very often. It’s not my thing and I generally don’t like it. However, when it comes to mainstream media and corporate speak I am very cynical and often contrarian. Caesars says they will begin construction on The Linq in a month and have it completed in 2013. I’ll believe it when I see it.

Until work on The Linq begins, I’ll consider everything I see as just a rumor – kind of like the Octavious Tower at Caesars Palace being finished and open to the public. Until this project begins I’m declaring Ac2LV a Linq free zone – at least by me. Denver Gambler or someone else may have something to say about it, but I’ll keep my mouth shut until I see some action that I gives me faith I’m spending my time on something real .

I truly believe that The Linq can be a cool thing for a lot of people but I’m not going to waste space here for it until it’s more than just pictures and corporate speak. You can find info on Vegas Chatter, Vegas Tripping and Rate Vegas about The Linq.