Openings and closings: Bad news on the Strip, good news in the suburbs

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Eli Roth gets into the Halloween spirit hosting a bash at Eli Roth’s Goretorium on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

With Halloween just around the corner, folks looking for a scare will have one fewer place to go.

Eli Roth’s Goretorium on the Strip shut down last week.

And it’s not the only Strip attraction closing its doors.

The Mob Attraction at the Tropicana announced plans to close in early November. Unlike the Goretorium, however, it plans to return to a Strip venue in the near future.

Elsewhere in the valley, a new Mediterranean food spot opened in Henderson, a tourism company moved into new digs, and a conference center for health care professionals debuted.

Here is a look at other openings, closings and expansions:

    • Viator

      Tour and activity booking company Viator Inc. expanded its Las Vegas office, marking the occasion with a move-in celebration Sept. 26.

      Dignitaries in attendance included Carrot Top and representatives from Sen. Harry Reid's and Rep. Steven Horsford’s offices.

      Viator helps tourists book tours and activities in cities across the country, including in Las Vegas, where people can choose from almost 200 options.

      Its new office is at 777 N. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 300. The company is headquartered in San Francisco.

      The new space doubles Viator's office footprint, and company executives say they plan to hire.

    • Flex Ed, Comprehensive Education For Healthcare

      Flex Ed

      Flex Ed, which provides continuing education for health care professionals, opened a conference center Sept. 28 at 6440 S. Eastern Ave.

      The facility is the company's Nevada base of operations.

      Classes cover topics such as behavior management, heart health, stroke training and emergency nursing.

    • Zikiz

      Mediterranean restaurant Zikiz opened last last month in Green Valley.

      Located between Subway and Jamba Juice in a shopping plaza at 1500 N. Green Valley Parkway, Zikiz offers wraps, salads, rice bowls and hummus plates. Diners can pick up, eat in or order online.

      The restaurant is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

    • Eli Roth gets into the Halloween spirit hosting a bash at Eli Roth's Goretorium on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

      Eli Roth’s Goretorium

      The Goretorium, the $10 million brainchild of producer Eli Roth and nightlife mogul Robert Frey, closed Oct. 2.

      The attraction's one year in business was a turbulent one. It failed to gain traction in Las Vegas amid customer complaints about long lines, a lack of parking and high prices.

      Its parent company, Haunted Desert LLC, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July.

      Organizers posted on Facebook that a “special pop-up haunt” is in the works. The Goretorium was at Harmon Corner on the Strip.

    • Mob Attraction

      The Mob Attraction is leaving the Tropicana, with plans to relocate elsewhere on the Strip.

      The museum show, which features mob artifacts and memorabilia, plans to close Nov. 3. A future home has not been named.

      The attraction, which opened as the Mob Experience, struggled in its two and a half years at the Tropicana, declaring bankruptcy and getting a new owner and management.

      “Our new location will allow us to incorporate additional elements to the show along with some awesome technology enhancements,” said Tom Zaller, a consultant working with attraction owner JVLV New Holdings. “We are looking forward to building on the success we have had at the Tropicana location and expansion of our brand.”

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