The Mob Museum is coming and other news

Good news for those who love to visit Las Vegas in the winter, especially those who visit on the most romantic day of the year, Valentine's Day.  The Las Vegas Mob Museum is scheduled to open on February 14th, 2012, the 83rd anniversary of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.

The museum has offered up one interesting number- they are expecting 600,000 visitors a year to go through the Museum.

Yes, you read that right, 600,000 people.  We wish them luck in reaching that expectation.


  • Last Sunday Blush, the nightclub in Wynn Las Vegas celebrated its fourth anniversary with Holly Madison acting as hostess.  Today, the nightclub announced it is closing its doors on Saturday.  Executives said they will be announcing what the new space will become in the days ahead.
  • Jet, the nightclub at The Mirage, closed on Tuesday.  The space is scheduled to re-open on New Year's Eve under a new partnership with the Butter Group, a company known for its trendy restaurants.
  • Barry Manilow's show at Paris is closing early next year and will be replaced by the Broadway show, Jersey Boys.  Jersey Boys is currently at the Palazzo and will end their run there by the end of the year.  Whether Manilow is moving his show to another a venue is unknown.
  • The Blue Man Group is finishing up their contract at the Palazzo and will move to the Monte Carlo next year.
  • The San Gennaro Festival will be held at the northeast parking lot of the Rio Hotel.  The kick-off is Tuesday.  70 restaurants, 29 carnival rides and 30 games will give festival goers much to choose from.
  • The Culinary Academy is taking over the cafe at the Springs Preserve.  The museum arm of Wolfgang Puck's empire is out and the new aspiring chefs are in.  Go check it out!