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.

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  1. Ray

    AC2LV, I really enjoyed reading your article. It sounds like the Linq would be nothing more than the LV version of the Shops at Caesars in AC without the Boardwalk & the Ocean Viewing section (which are the 2 best parts of the AC version). The Shops at Caesars in AC (except for the candy & ice cream shops) are nothing to write home about, & the bars & restaurants are OK at best. Since the AC version is not my kind of scene either, I`m pretty sure that I wont be counting the days to the possible completion of the Linq. I would want to go to the Linq just to see what it looks like & to compare it to the AC version. But if it`s nothing but a picture & a rumor, who cares because I would still have the Pussycat Dolls Pit as well as the rest of LV to enjoy.

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