Openings & Closings:

Sprinkles Cupcakes makes Las Vegas debut; Encore spruces up its salon services

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Sprinkles cupcake

The Linq is sweetening up its list of retail offerings.

Sprinkles Cupcakes made its Las Vegas debut at the development to great fanfare, serving up its well-known cupcakes as well as ice cream and cookies.

Pizza joint Flour & Barley is also opening up shop at the Linq, as hot dog vendor Pink’s closes one of its two valley locations. Meanwhile, two new beauty salons are making grand entrances.

    • Sprinkles

      Sprinkles Cupcakes

      Beverly Hills-based bakery Sprinkles Cupcakes opened at the Linq on March 21.

      The new 2,500-square-foot shop offers cupcake flavors including milk chocolate, ginger lemon, chai latte and the chain’s popular red velvet.

      The location, the first Sprinkles in town, also serves up ice cream and cookies. For those craving cupcakes after hours, a 24-hour cupcake ATM outside of the store is restocked throughout the day.

      Sprinkles is open from 10 a.m. to midnight Monday through Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Sunday.

    • Claude Baruk Salon

      Claude Baruk Salon

      Hairstylist Claude Baruk launched his first North American salon March 20 at Encore.

      The location offers a variety of treatments, including haircuts, coloring, makeup, nail and barber services. Extensions and beauty packages are also available.

      Baruk, who once served as Steve and Andrea Wynn’s personal hairstylist, is expected to launch a salon at Wynn Las Vegas in fall.

      The Claude Baruk Salon at Encore is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    • Pink’s

      Pink's Hot Dogs closed at Red Rock casino last month.

      The closure accompanied the shuttering of LBS: A Burger Joint. Las Vegas-based Block16 Hospitality, the company behind Public House, the Barrymore and other dining spots, operated both restaurants.

      According to a statement from Block16Hospitality, “Station Casinos is seeking to refresh its offerings to its guests and will soon be bringing some new concepts to the market.”

      Devotees of the Pink’s brand can still get their fix at the Planet Hollywood location, which “has no intentions of closing,” the statement reads.

    • Blow N Go

      Blow n Go Hairbar

      Finishing salon Blow n Go Hairbar opened last month at Village Square.

      The styling center, which occupies about 1,200 square feet, provides hair blowouts as well as add-on treatments such as shampooing and conditioning.

      Flat-screen TVs provide entertainment, and tablet computers at each station allow customers to share photos of their new hairstyles through social media.

      Hours vary at Blow n Go, located at 9440 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 140. Appointments can be booked online.

    • Flour and Barley

      Flour & Barley

      Flour & Barley, a pizza and beer joint, opened March 18 at the Linq.

      The 3,800-square-foot restaurant features a 1,200-square-foot patio and a walk-up window for passersby.

      Offering a rustic sports bar aesthetic, the dining spot serves brick oven-style pizzas like the Bianca, with fontina cheese, pancetta, broccolini and artichoke. The bar provides a craft beer selection as well as handcrafted cocktails.

      Flour & Barley is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to midnight.

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