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LEX nightclub grand opening

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LEX Nightclub, the highly-anticipated, $15 million, 25,000-square-foot nightlife venue at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino is scheduled to open this Friday, July 11 with a special performance by The Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo!

Billing itself as the place “where elegance becomes unruly,” LEX Nightclub will feature an adult indoor pool with a dance floor that extends over it and creates the illusion of dancing on water, along with 33 VIP tables, three full bars and an incredible, multi-million dollar lighting and sound system. LEX, with a capacity of 1,100 and more than 70 employees, will be open every Thursday through Saturday, from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. An unprecedented nightlife venue, LEX promises to not only make its presence known as the premier nightclub in northern Nevada, but to also rival top nightlife venues in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and New York.

Boomtown Reno Celebrates 50 Years

Boomtown Casino Hotel celebrates its 50th birthday in April and showcases a multi-million dollar casino remodel while reflecting upon the history that started as a small café on I-80.

Get excited for new twists to the famous “All-You-Can-Eat” Lobster Buffet, the new Bistro 2100, Market Fresh Deli, Baja Mexican and Peet’s Coffee. Plus, additional features will be debuted, including:

  • New Guitar Bar: Featuring live entertainment every night
  • New Carpet: In the 40,000 square-foot casino
  • New Slots: Featuring a variety of your favorite games
  • New VIP Area: Featuring new machines and private bathrooms
  • New Arcade Games: In the Fun Center, a kid & family friendly zone
  • New Sports Book: Wall-to-wall TVs with improved soft and comfortable seating

“This is a fun and friendly casino,” said Boomtown Chief Executive Officer Dean DiLullo. “The improvements we have made to the property are exciting; however, they are not as important as the fabulous guest service our team provides each and every day at Boomtown.”

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LEX unveiled as name for Grand Sierra Resort and Casino’s new nightclub

Game-changing, 25,000 square-foot venue set to open in July

As part of its ongoing commitment to establish itself as the premier resort destination in northern Nevada, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) announced, today, the name and opening date for its unprecedented new nightlife venue. LEX, a 25,000 square-foot, $15 million nightclub will rival the country’s top nightlife venues found in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. With an adult, indoor pool, three full bars, 31 VIP tables and some of the top nightlife entertainment acts in the country, “elegance will become unruly” beginning this July.

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While specifics on LEX’ grand opening celebration will not be revealed until later this spring, GSR has promised, not only an unforgettable debut, but nightlife entertainment equivalent to what is found in other premier nightlife destinations around the country. Announcements on LEX’ entertainment lineup will be made in the next few months.

LEX is just the latest in a series of aggressive renovations and upgrades that GSR has made since 2012, which have totaled more than $30 million. In addition to the new nightclub, renovations have been made to a majority of the property’s more than 2,000 resort rooms, the casino floor and dining establishments. Last year, the property also introduced a brand new William Hill Race and Sports Book and luxury spa.

“We believe that Reno has a bright and prosperous future, and it’s important for all of us to invest in creating a world-class community to live, work and play,” said Rosen. “We are confident that LEX, coupled with our other ongoing investments, will provide opportunity for our entire region.”

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Whitney Peak Hotel Accepting Reservations

WhitneyPeak_ExtReservations are now being accepted for Whitney Peak Hotel, downtown Reno’s only non-gaming, non-smoking hotel that will open in May 2014. The property will include 150 guest rooms; the nationally renowned BaseCamp climbing gym; Cargo, a 1,100-person capacity concert venue; and a restaurant featuring locally inspired cuisine and unique cocktail selections.

To check room availability and make reservations, guests can go to www.whitneypeakhotel.com and click on “Book Now.” The property offers a range of room types, including King Suites, King and Queen Concierge Level Rooms, and King and Queen Standard Rooms. Room rates range from $129 to $189 per night; AAA, AARP, and Federal and State Government discounts are available. All rooms are non-smoking; ADA/Accessible rooms are also available in each room category.

The hotel began major demolitions and reconstruction in 2013. Guest rooms are expected to be completed in late Mach, followed by the full renovation of the lobby-level and second floor, which houses BaseCamp. Grand opening activities are in the final planning stages for May 2014.

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New Signs Point Visitors in the Right Direction

Points of interest are listed out with directions for downtown Reno walkers. Nearby attractions in downtown Reno are highlighted with more than 30 new “way-finding” signs around downtown Reno. From pointing the way to the Museum of Art to the Whitewater Park, visitors can be directed to a top attraction just around the corner they may not have realized was there!

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Outlets at Legends Breaks Ground on Northern Nevada’s First IMAX Theatre

Galaxy Theatres officially breaks ground on northern Nevada’s first and only IMAX experience on June 18 at the Outlets at Legends.

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The new state-of-the-art theatre complex will feature all digital sound and projection in its 12 auditoriums along with 3D capabilities and a giant screen IMAX auditorium. The expansive, curved IMAX theatre screen will span from ceiling to floor and wall-to-wall, and be more reflective and brighter than traditional theatre screens to provide a true image from wherever moviegoers sit.
An audible difference will be heard as well, with IMAX’s six laser-aligned loudspeakers that distribute equal volume throughout the auditorium, and are more powerful with a wider frequency range than typical speakers.

President of Galaxy Theatres, Rafe Cohen, remarks, “We’ve had our eye on the northern Nevada market for years, and are thrilled to be making the region’s first IMAX theatre a reality at the Outlets at Legends. We feel it will become an integral part of the community, providing a state-of-the-art entertainment option, plus a venue for everything from school and corporate functions to special events.”

The construction of the theatre kicks off the next phase of development for the Outlets at Legends. In recent months, the property has added more than 45,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space, including TJ Maxx, Old Navy Outlet, and coming this fall, a new Buffalo Wild Wings.

Outlets at Legends General Manager Dennis McGovern states, “Our vision for Legends has been to create a 365-day destination that combines visitor attractions with appealing everyday retail and dining. We’re so pleased to be partnering with Galaxy Theatres to bring a new, top-notch movie going experience to Sparks.”

Sparks Mayor Geno Martini exudes, “Sparks is one of Nevada’s most vibrant, family-oriented cities. The Galaxy IMAX Theater will continue to support the city’s branding efforts as a place where there is always something happening, fun to do and see in northern Nevada!”

IMAX Corporation is a global entertainment technology leader specializing in immersive motion picture technologies. IMAX comes from the term “maximum image,” and was developed by a small group of Canadian experimental filmmakers who formed the IMAX Corporation in 1968.

Located at 1310 Scheels Drive in Sparks near the Outlets at Legends Tower on the west side of the property, the theatre is scheduled for completion in 2014. Throughout the construction, the new theatre will employ approximately 400 people, and another 50 upon opening.

The 62,000-square-foot theatre will open in 2014. For more information, visit www.OutletsatLegends.com or call 775-358-3300.