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Welcome to the press room of Downtown Grand Las Vegas. Below are recent articles about Downtown Grand and downtown Las Vegas.

Forget the buffets! Las Vegas has some of the greatest culinary masters of any city, and it's become a mecca for foodies like myself. And on our most recent visit to Vegas, we stumbled across a hidden gem in the most unlikely of places - Downtown!

Not sure if "Drive My Car" is in the Reckless in Vegas repertoire. We'll find out soon enough, when the swankified power trio debuts at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Mob Bar. But that would be a good song to sample for the hot-running triumvirate booked by Downtown Grand overlord Seth Schorr.

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Downtown doesn't have to mean down-market-even the basic rooms at the Grand come loaded with amenities you'd expect to find only in pricier room tiers: modern, sleek décor; presidential pillowtop beds and 40-inch televisions.

Downtown 3rd Farmers Market, Las Vegas' largest indoor farmers market, is an innovative, health-forward organization here to nutritionally revamp your life.

Hangover oxtail soup at Stewart + Ogden

Clear soups are not unheard of to settle the stomach, and since fatty, rich foods can cure your hangover, a simple, flavorful broth should hit the spot. Hawaiians swear by the healing properties of this particular savory stock:


The power lunch is alive and well Downtown, thanks to Triple George Grill (201 N. Third St., 702-384-2761). And while a martini-fueled midday repast isn't as common as it used to be, the classic restaurant still knows that lunch can be the most important meal of the day when it comes to wheeling and dealing.

Art Bar at Downtown Grand is appropriately named because its ceiling is filled with paintings done by local artists. Snag yourself a seat on one of the long couches or upholstered chairs and order a cocktail, which will be a masterpiece too.

Channel your inner Annette Funicello at PICNIC (Downtown Grand, 702.719.5170), one of the newest pools to open in Las Vegas.

"George," according to Triple George Grill, is a "high-minded, noble individual who is free in giving and sharing, shows gratitude when special services are rendered and generally lives life to the fullest." On June 15, the bar and restaurant invites you to experience "George for A Day", while you learn the fine art of craft cocktails.

Mix it up: The Triple George Grill in downtown Las Vegas invites fathers to take a lesson in cocktail mixology.

Channel your inner Annette Funicello by romping around one of the newest pools to open in Las Vegas-dubbed Picnic, it evokes that retro vibe of the 1950s.

Contrary to popular belief, there is quite a bit of culture in Las Vegas, you just need to know where to look. And for National Museum Month, the new Downtown Grand is going to point you in the right direction with its Grand Museums package, available now.

Before there was the Strip, there was Downtown. The area surrounding Fremont Street has gone from up-and-coming to here-and-now, with change constantly happening. New restaurants, shops and businesses have set up, and locals have fallen back in love. Check out what's happening Downtown these days.

From day one, Downtown Grand always had nighttime plans for the casual food court-ish concept known as the Commissary.

It's helping draw new hospitality sector investment like Seth Schorr's new ultramodern Downtown Grand hotel, a gaming, dining and entertainment venue.

When the old Lady Luck Casino got renovated and transformed into the stylish Downtown Grand, somebody in charge decided to actually do something with the roof: there's a pool, a vast lounging area, and in PICNIC, some of the most Summertime-appropriate eats in Las Vegas, including their OMG Burger and fried chicken, or lighter fare like Garlic Edamame and Edamame Dip made from (you guessed it!) edamame.

What's new?

Picnic at Downtown Grand

The contemporary Downtown Grand, which opened in downtown Las Vegas at end of 2013, debuted its pool area - called Picnic - about a month ago.


With its industrial chic interior, the casino at Downtown Grand offers one of Las Vegas' most unique atmospheres to gamble in.

Haven't had your fill of Girl Scout cookies yet? Triple George Grill, Stewart + Ogden and The Commissary, all of which are at or near the Downtown Grand, 206 N. Third St. in downtown Las Vegas, are featuring desserts made with the cookies, while supplies last.

Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino recently hosted a Girl Scout Cookie Bake-Off for a local troop.

The creations made from a variety of Girl Scout cookies are now on the menus of Stewart + Ogden, Triple George Grill and The Commissary, while supplies last.


Show your sweetheart some love this Valentine's day with red velvet pancakes prepared by a top-notch chef!

Most recently, the former Lady Luck Hotel & Casino reopened in October 2013 as the Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino after completing a $100-plus million renovation.

I consider myself something of a five-star Vegas Veteran after having stayed in numerous local spots from swank to swinging to downright depressing. Thus it was with considerable joy and surprise that I checked into the Downtown Grand in the once-downtrodden Fremont St. area of LV recently, and found the former Lady Luck Hotel & Casino Cinderella-transformed from a torn-up canvas sneaker into a sleek satin slipper.

This past fall the Mob Bar, a Prohibition-style speakeasy, relocated to the Downtown Grand across from the Mob Museum.

The Downtown Grand has recently gone on a bit of a shopping spree, snapping up culinary talent from high-profile restaurants on The Strip.

We all know Las Vegas is one of the best cities in the world for restaurants, but the big name chefs are branching out from the Las Vegas strip...

Life is all about connections, isn't it? One person reaching another, one place leading to another, one business helping another, the past touching the future.

DOWNTOWN GRAND Officially launched on Nov. 12, 2013 (i.e., 11-12-13), this stylish resort at 206 N. Third St. is situated across from The Mob Museum and lies a block north of Fremont Street Experience.

Life was beautiful in Downtown Vegas last weekend. But it wasn't always that way. The inaugural two-day "Life is Beautiful" festival drew such celebrity chefs as Jonathan Waxman and Cat Cora and popular bands like The Killers, Kings of Leon and Imagine Dragons -- entertainers you'd normally find at the towering casino-resorts of the glitzy Strip.

Los Angeles landlord and developer CIM Group has completed its elaborate makeover of the Lady Luck, a once-popular Las Vegas hotel and casino that opened in 1964 and closed in 2006.

Ascend Hotel Collection from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, adds Downtown Grand Las Vegas to its impressive list of upscale hotels. On October 27, a small group of guests wined, dined and gambled at the new hotel and casino. Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn and his wife Andrea showed their support by placing the first bets.

On an early morning in Downtown Las Vegas, Seth Schorr, CEO of Fifth Street Gaming, sips iced espresso. Peppy and slender in day-off Bermuda shorts, he occupies a front booth at Triple George Grill, one of the restaurants managed by his company.

A reborn Lady Luck Hotel & Casino is one of many projects changing the face of downtown Las Vegas.

The Deluxe Room at Downtown Grand featured as #5 on the Hit List.

Billionaire hotel developer Steve Wynn was on hand to toss his support - and the ceremonial first dice - during a sneak preview Sunday of the Downtown Grand.

Weeks after the soft opening Mayor Carolyn Goodman helped Downtown Grand CEO Seth Schorr officially open the Downtown Grand on November 12, 2013 at 14:15.

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