Paul Delos Santos

Story Archive

Openings and closings: One casino opens, another says goodbye
Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
A Las Vegas favorite returns, a suburban bar closes and a longtime casino shuts its doors, while the Flamingo welcomes a new spot for sweet indulgences for both kids and adults.
Openings and closings: More dining changes at the M
Monday, Dec. 30, 2013
The M Resort is continuing to update its dining options. After welcoming its latest restaurant earlier this month, the resort said goodbye to a popular dining spot that will be replaced by a 24-hour eatery in 2014. Elsewhere, a national buffet chain entered the area, and a Las Vegas-based doughnut shop opened its second location.
Openings and closings: Barbecue and burgers out, Asian fusion in
Monday, Dec. 23, 2013
The food and beverage industry is a tough business. Case in point: Two Southern Nevada eateries recently closed their doors and another will follow in a matter of days. Still, other entrepreneurs are jumping into the fray with new enterprises, hoping those will be more successful.
Now open: A new clothing store, a Strip restaurant and a boozy bakery
Monday, Dec. 16, 2013
A Strip resort is planning a new performance venue, the MGM Grand welcomes a new restaurant, a new yoga studio opens its doors and a bakery expands to sell booze.
Liberty High quarterback and Sunrise All-Stars get one last win to end their careers
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013
Liberty High quarterback Tyler Newman looked at the green grass that was in front of him, and saw it as an opportunity to end his high school football career on a high note. It didn't matter that it was exhibition. Winning is winning.
Now open: A boozy bakery, a Strip shoe store and a Prohibition-era bar
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013
A mother-daughter team opens a bakery in Las Vegas and a discount shoe store opens on the Strip. Also, a downtown casino goes retro and serves alcoholic drinks in coffee mugs to honor a bygone era.
Now open: Meatballs headed to the Strip, yogurt to the suburbs
Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
An Italian meatball restaurant is coming to the Strip, a downtown bar gets an update and a coffee giant returns to round-the-clock service.
Now open: A store of the future and a superhero theater
Monday, Nov. 25, 2013
A big-box retailer renovates eight of its valley stores, while superheroes come to the Strip in wax form. Also, a cellphone giant introduced what it calls a “store of the future," and a new restaurant opened to serve farm-fresh meals.
Now open: Finding the next popular dining spot
Monday, Nov. 18, 2013
A new bar at Tivoli Village hopes to become the next hip spot to hang out, and a soon-to-arrive burger joint plans to serve a twist on American classics.
Gamers get chance to test drive Xbox One in Las Vegas
Monday, Nov. 11, 2013
As companies begin rolling out the next-generation of video game consoles for the holiday season, Microsoft is offering gamers a chance to test drive the latest in its line.
Openings and closings: Casinos change their dining lineup
Monday, Nov. 11, 2013
Casinos constantly shuffle their gaming and entertainment options to keep things fresh and new. Food and dining is no exception. The M Resort says goodbye to two eateries and plans to welcome two more, while the Forum Shops shuttered one of its dining standbys.
Openings and closings: Goodbye, Casino MonteLago; hello, Downtown Grand
Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
A high-end jewelry buyer opened its first location on the Strip, while a native Nevadan is bringing his family-owned pawnshop to a new location. Also new to the valley: a pop-up holiday store, a Japanese restaurant and a downtown casino.
Now open: Comfort food restaurants and a gym where you can work the calories off
Monday, Oct. 28, 2013
Several longtime favorite restaurants expanded to new locations and a fitness expert opened a gym where those who indulged can work off the grub.
Openings and closings: Seafood options on the rise
Monday, Oct. 14, 2013
Seafood in the desert sounds like an oxymoron, but Las Vegans soon will have even more options when in the mood for fish. Although Henderson said goodbye to California Crab, Hot N Juicy Crawfish plans to debut and the Crab Corner recently added a second location.
Openings and closings: Bad news on the Strip, good news in the suburbs
Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
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.
Openings and closings: One club closes, another opens
Monday, Sept. 30, 2013
There's lots happening at the Palms. A refurbished Ghostbar will offer daytime party fans a place to go this winter, while sports bar/restaurant/nightclub Heraea closed its doors.
Openings and closings: Anime, coffee, computers and clothes
Monday, Sept. 23, 2013
Town Square is expanding its lineup, Fashion Show Mall will be welcoming a technology giant, and discount shoppers in Summerlin will have more clothing options in the near future. Henderson also says goodbye to one coffee giant and welcomes another.
Openings and closings: Canals gone dry and coffee coming soon
Monday, Sept. 16, 2013
The indoor canals of the Venetian have dried up, but it’s not due to global warming. The canals that weave their way through the Grand Canal Shoppes are undergoing a resurfacing. Gondolas will return in October. In the meantime, the outdoor canals remain open.
Openings and closings: More mall shopping, fewer dining options on the Strip
Monday, Sept. 9, 2013
The Galleria at Sunset’s first renovation since opening in 1996 is nearing completion. At the heart of the $7 million improvement is a new H&M, which will open this month.
Openings and closings: Chinese food, steak and computers
Monday, Sept. 2, 2013
A pair of restaurants inside the Wynn soon will close, while others will pop up around town. But both Wynn restaurants will be back in business before the end of the year.
Openings and closings: Goodbye Apple (for now), hello steak and pizza
Monday, Aug. 26, 2013
Lots of changes are afoot at Village Square. The 250,000-square-foot outdoor retail center is in the midst of an 18-month renovation. Seven new businesses will join the 13 tenants already in place.
Luxury movie theater headed to North Las Vegas casino
Friday, July 26, 2013
A high-end movie theater in Henderson has been so successful, its owners are expanding the model to North Las Vegas. Galaxy Theatres is renovating its movie theater at the Cannery and rebranding it as a Luxury+ location, modeled after the Galaxy Green Valley Luxury+ on East Sunset Road.
Shelby American announces the end of an era for a popular muscle car
Friday, July 26, 2013
A highly sought-after muscle car is going the way of the T-bird. Shelby American announced today that this will be the final year of availability for its limited-run Shelby GT350.
Garlic lovers, rejoice: Round Table pizza returns to Las Vegas
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Missed taking bites from King Arthur’s Supreme pizza? Well, you’re in luck. Round Table Pizza, beloved by many, is back in Las Vegas.
Ed O'Bannon's attorney critical of NCAA's decision to split with EA Sports
O'Bannon, the former UCLA star and Henderson resident, is suing the NCAA for using his likeness in video games
Thursday, July 18, 2013
An attorney representing UCLA basketball great and Henderson resident Ed O’Bannon in a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA had strong words on a decision by college athletics' governing body to part ways with longtime video game partner EA Sports. Michael Hausfeld, whose firm is leading O’Bannon’s lawsuit, called the NCAA’s Tuesday decision “arrogant” and “petty” in lieu of their breakup with EA Sports. O’Bannon, the star of UCLA’s 1995 national championship team, is suing the NCAA for using his likeness in one of EA Sports’ college basketball games.
New video game expo headed for Las Vegas this summer
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Can't decide whether to buy an Xbox One or Playstation 4 when they come out later this year? Why not test out both at an upcoming video game convention? The GameStop Expo will hit Las Vegas for the first time this year, landing Aug. 28 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.
Why Las Vegas doesn’t have professional soccer
Monday, July 1, 2013
The two fiercest rivals in Mexican soccer will play at Sam Boyd Stadium this week in a game that is expected to draw 20,000 fans — and, more importantly, show whether Las Vegas can muster enough enthusiasm to host its own Major League Soccer team.
Why joining a chamber of commerce is essential to building business relationships
Monday, June 24, 2013
Southern Nevada has dozens of chambers, and while each caters to a different demographic, they all share a common goal: help businesses grow.
On list of highest-paid executives in Vegas, gaming industry reclaims top spot
Monday, June 17, 2013
After a unique year that saw a pharmaceutical company CEO top the list of the highest-earning executives in Las Vegas, a gaming executive reclaimed the No. 1 spot for 2012.
Never fear! Digital comics aren't phasing out paper comic books
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Comic book fans gathered this weekend at the South Point for the first-ever Amazing Las Vegas Comic-Con. Despite the proliferation of digital comics, paper comics were everywhere on the show floor, whether they were being sold or signed.
Practice makes perfect: Learning to speak without fear in the business world
Public speaking skills are essential for career growth
Monday, May 20, 2013
Public speaking is essential in the business world, not to mention many other careers. Avoiding it can hurt a person’s ability to network, close doors to promotions and new job opportunities and hinder an upward trajectory in the corporate world.
Station Casinos says it knows Ultimate Poker has shortcomings, but being first was more important
Thursday, May 9, 2013
To the experienced online poker player, Station Casinos' Ultimate Poker website can feel like a trip back to the Stone Age. Players have complained about the software, interface and speed. Station officials say they are aware of the criticism and are working to improve the site. Despite the glitches, they met their goal: being the first legal, real-money poker site in the country. In fact, Station executives say some of the shortcomings may help them.
Nevada among top states for women in business
Monday, May 6, 2013
Nevada is known as a home for showgirls, strippers and cocktail waitresses. But the state also is one of the fastest-growing for women-owned businesses, according to a recent study by American Express Open.
More than showgirls: Nevada is among fastest-growing states for female entrepreneurs
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Nevada is known as a home for showgirls, strippers and cocktail waitresses. But the state also is one of the fastest-growing for women-owned businesses, according to a recent study by American Express Open.
Hands-on learning: After vocational school, students can hit the ground running
Monday, April 8, 2013
Interactive learning is far from a foreign concept in Southern Nevada. An Internet search for local vocational schools yields a long list of results. Valley schools offer classes in bartending, gaming, jewelry repair, cooking, Web design and more.
O'Keefe, defense lead Wranglers to victory over Reign
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Offense has been difficult to come by at time for the Las Vegas Wranglers. The Wranglers are ranked in the bottom fifth of the ECHL in goals scored, averaging 2.70 goals per game, which can make winning games difficult.
Bank of Nevada boss optimistic for future of region
Monday, March 18, 2013
Last year was a good year for Bank of Nevada. The bank was named “Financial Firm of the Year” by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and was the leading Small Business Administration lender in Nevada for real estate and equipment loans.
UNLV finance students win competition for restaurant study
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Four students from UNLV’s Lee Business School took first place in a competition that tested their ability to gauge the profitability of a restaurant. The students won the top honor in the first round of the Charted Financial Analyst Institute Research Challenge, an international competition that tests finance students on their ability to do financial analyses.
MountainView Hospital testing a new way to treat cervical, uterine cancers
Monday, Feb. 25, 2013
MountainView Hospital is one of four sites — along with hospitals in Indiana, Michigan and North Carolina — that will take part in a new “Firefly” clinical trial. The goal of the study is to discover whether it is possible to treat cervical or uterine cancer by removing only sentinel lymph nodes, those believed to directly spread the disease.
Gorman girls finish second in state, turn eye toward future
Friday, Feb. 22, 2013
Reno senior Gigi Hascheff remembered the feeling of losing the state championship last season. Aside from the obvious tears, Hascheff keyed in on another aspect of losing the title game.
What does Bryce Harper like to do in Las Vegas? Sleep and eat In-N-Out
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013
During Major League Baseball's offseason, Bryce Harper spends most — if not all — of his time in Southern Nevada. Those days are numbered, however, as Harper is scheduled to report to spring training in Florida this week. Before joining his Washington Nationals teammates, the 20-year-old made a stop Friday in Henderson to receive an honor from Findlay Toyota. The car dealership proclaimed it Bryce Harper Day.
Henderson man hopes new movie rental store will be a big hit
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013
Many people enjoy watching movies at home, but rarely these days do they head out to rent a film from a video store. More likely, they stop at a Redbox kiosk to grab a title, or they download movies from Neflix, Blockbuster or Amazon. Brick-and-mortar movie rental shops across the valley have closed in spades in recent years. That hasn't deterred Trevor Layne.
ECHL landscape to change with end of NHL lockout
Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013
It took 113 days, but the NHL lockout is all but over. The ripple effect of player movement will be felt all along the minor league hockey systems such as the ECHL and American Hockey League (the NHL's version of Triple A), as many players will move among the three leagues.
Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard among first inductees in Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012
The new Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame today revealed its inaugural class of 19 inductees, including fighters Mike Tyson, Oscar De La Hoya and Sugar Ray Leonard.
New chain of chiropractic clinics cracks the traditional insurance model
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012
John Leonesio started Massage Envy in 2002 and in less than a decade turned the chain of massage parlors into a $300 million business. He hopes to do the same now with The Joint, a chain of no-appointment-necessary chiropractic clinics. The industries are different, but Leonesio’s philosophy remains the same: provide affordable, convenient care.
Inventor’s new-wave swamp cooler a breath of fresh air
Monday, Nov. 12, 2012
Jon Harms describes himself as a “mad inventor.” By day, he works as director of entertainment for the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. At night, he toils away in a lab. Harms’ quest for efficiency led him to invent the AerMist system, an air conditioner supercharger.
Third period continues to be a charm for Wranglers
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012
Down two goals in the final 20 minutes, the Wranglers rallied for three goals to come away with a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Eagles on Saturday in front of an announced crowd of 4,159 fans at the Orleans Arena.
Mets brass visit Las Vegas, talk about new relationship with 51s
Friday, Oct. 26, 2012
New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson likens the Mets’ new affiliation with the Las Vegas 51s to a game of Old Maid that his team had lost, albeit by destiny.
Bonanza beats Cimmaron-Memorial for a three-way tie for fourth place
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
Scott Dore and Jayveon Taylor each caught and ran for scores as Bonanza picked up its first win in Sunset Southwest play with a 31-14 victory over Cimmaron-Memorial on Friday.