Entertainment hotel – Jelato Donna http://jelato-donna.com/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 10:33:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://jelato-donna.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-23T175350.859-150x150.png Entertainment hotel – Jelato Donna http://jelato-donna.com/ 32 32 For Detroit’s close-knit Motown family, Sunday marks the end of an era https://jelato-donna.com/for-detroits-close-knit-motown-family-sunday-marks-the-end-of-an-era/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 10:06:50 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/for-detroits-close-knit-motown-family-sunday-marks-the-end-of-an-era/ When the Motown alumni reunite in Los Angeles on Sunday for their annual get-together, there will be plenty of hugs, backslaps, catching up and reminiscing, full of longtime stories being shared once again. The Heroes and Legends (HAL) Awards, founded by former Motown secretary and songwriter Janie Bradford, will be held at the Beverly Hills […]]]>

When the Motown alumni reunite in Los Angeles on Sunday for their annual get-together, there will be plenty of hugs, backslaps, catching up and reminiscing, full of longtime stories being shared once again.

The Heroes and Legends (HAL) Awards, founded by former Motown secretary and songwriter Janie Bradford, will be held at the Beverly Hills Hotel – the latest iteration of a festive event that for decades served as a family reunion unofficial Motown.

But this HAL event is also the last, as organizers and attendees face a poignant and stark reality: the truth of the aging, loss and march of time.

“With so many deaths, with so few of us left, it’s become harder to put it all together each year to keep the excitement going,” Bradford said.

Miracles' Claudette Robinson, left, and HAL Awards founder Janie Bradford attend a celebration for Mary Wilson at The Paley Center for Media on February 25, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.

Many of the people who will be in attendance on Sunday night are remnants of the Detroit Central team that worked, created and played in Motown in its early days and helped cultivate one of the most important phenoms in music history. American. They created Motown, and it’s a life story that they uniquely share.

Guests will include Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr., 92, making a rare public appearance since the start of the pandemic, as well as artists such as Duke Fakir (Four Tops), Martha Reeves, Claudette Robinson (Miracles), Brenda Holloway and Scherrie Payne (Supremes).

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Executives: American casinos have learned useful lessons from the pandemic https://jelato-donna.com/executives-american-casinos-have-learned-useful-lessons-from-the-pandemic/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 00:49:23 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/executives-american-casinos-have-learned-useful-lessons-from-the-pandemic/ ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — The COVID pandemic has forced most U.S. casinos to close for months, leading to plummeting payrolls, revenue and profits. But forced shutdowns and highly regulated recoveries have also taught the industry useful lessons that will endure even after the pandemic is a distant memory, panelists at a major casino conference said […]]]>

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — The COVID pandemic has forced most U.S. casinos to close for months, leading to plummeting payrolls, revenue and profits.

But forced shutdowns and highly regulated recoveries have also taught the industry useful lessons that will endure even after the pandemic is a distant memory, panelists at a major casino conference said Thursday.

Speaking at the East Coast Gaming Congress, executives from major gambling companies said there were some benefits to the changes they had been forced to make due to the pandemic.

“We’ve learned lessons that can’t be unlearned,” said Thomas Reeg, CEO of Caesars Entertainment.

“It forced us and gave us the opportunity to tell our guests that things that were considered a right, maybe they don’t need it as much as they thought,” Jim Allen added. , president of Hard Rock International. . “Do you need a buffet?” Should you do a buffet? »

The conference was held at the Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City, whose buffet is still operating. Some of the Hard Rock casinos in other states including Florida offer buffets while others do not.

David Cordish, president of the Cordish Companies, which operates casinos in Pennsylvania, Florida and Maryland, said the pandemic presented his company with an opportunity “to tighten the ship”.

“We haven’t gone back to buffets,” he said. “It was definitely not fun. Being closed for months was horrible for the employees. But there were a lot of lessons learned.

“What we did – and we may have to do again – is that when we were closed we put in place every kind of health and safety check possible”, including hand sanitizers and barriers between player positions at table games, measures that have been commonly adopted in casinos across the country.

Cordish said those expenses were largely reimbursed once casinos were allowed to reopen in mid-2020.

“People were tired of being locked up and were coming back to casinos in droves, especially when we were doing these things,” he said. “Since we reopened, business has been great.”

Eric Hausler, CEO of Greenwood Racing, owner of Pennsylvania’s Parx casino, said the pandemic has opened his eyes to a special responsibility.

“We had a restaurant that was open every day for lunch and never made any money,” he said. When the casino reopened after its pandemic-related closure, “We didn’t bring it back, and no one ever said anything about it.”

The daily cleaning of casino hotel rooms has become another casualty of the pandemic in some places. In June, Atlantic City’s main casino workers’ union filed a complaint with the state that four casinos were not cleaning guest hotel rooms daily as required by law, and one of of them admitted that he didn’t have enough maids to clean every room every day.

Hospitality industry leaders say the combination of a shortage of housekeeping staff and some guests’ reluctance to allow hotel workers into their rooms during their stay has led to abandonment a standard of daily room cleaning at resorts across the country.

A lingering effect of the pandemic is the decline in the wage bill. This is due both to workers who were made redundant during or shortly after the shutdowns and not rehired, and to a continuing difficulty in attracting new workers to the gaming industry, as with many. ‘others.

Jayson Guyot, president and CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, said he ordered a complete restructuring of the business from top to bottom during the shutdown – which would have been difficult to do if it was still operating. .

“It has allowed us to rebuild our margins from 10-13% to 18-20% now,” he said.

But he also expressed a common concern: Foxwoods has yet to return to its pre-pandemic level of activity.

This is a major concern for Atlantic City casinos, which collectively have yet to return to 2019 revenue and profit levels for in-person gambling.

Second-quarter results, released in August, show five of Atlantic City’s nine casinos fell short of their pre-pandemic profit levels, and the resort as a whole saw a decline in profits by nearly from 1 %.

Atlantic City has thousands fewer casino employees than before the pandemic. Like virtually every other casino market, it has struggled to attract new workers and retain existing ones.

Hard Rock recently made headlines when it spent $100 million to give big raises to 10,000 tip-free workers, most of them in the United States. Other companies have recently granted smaller increases. Foxwoods raised its minimum hourly wage from $10.50 two years ago to $14.50 now, Guyot said.

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Disneyland vacations: 5 things to know that aren’t so magical https://jelato-donna.com/disneyland-vacations-5-things-to-know-that-arent-so-magical/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 01:00:00 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/disneyland-vacations-5-things-to-know-that-arent-so-magical/ I’ve learned a harsh reality over the past few years as I become a more frequent visitor to Disneyland: It’s tiring. I will absolutely endure the exhaustion to experience one of my favorite vacation destinations. It taught me, however, that I prefer to have an extra day or two off after a trip to Disneyland […]]]>

I’ve learned a harsh reality over the past few years as I become a more frequent visitor to Disneyland: It’s tiring.

I will absolutely endure the exhaustion to experience one of my favorite vacation destinations.

It taught me, however, that I prefer to have an extra day or two off after a trip to Disneyland just to recuperate before getting back to the daily grind of life.

Here are five things I learned about Disneyland vacations that aren’t so magical, and how to plan for the inevitable anxious and tiring moments that will come.

You are going to hurt – a lot

Those TikTok videos joking about training for a trip to Disneyland aren’t fake: This isn’t your typical “relaxing” vacation.

There’s a lot of walking to do – and a lot of waiting in queues, from security to rides – and you’re going to be in pain after pushing your body each day.

It is therefore particularly important to bring several pairs of shoes, not just flip-flops.

It’s also good to bring any painkillers you’ll need to get over this pain, whether it’s Tylenol or ibuprofen, or even Bengay.

Get up early and stay late if you want your money’s worth

When you think “vacation,” you probably imagine lots of sleep and relaxation.

At Disneyland, however, you have to fight the temptation to hit the snooze button.

Wait times for popular attractions are generally shorter in the morning for the first hour to two hours after opening, making it essential to get to the park before it even opens and be ready to go.

Yes, that sounds about as much fun as it really is – you wake up at, say, 6am, just to wait in line – but it’s worth it.

Staying late at the park is also a must if you’re trying to get as many rides as possible or if you want to see nighttime shows like World of Color and the fireworks display near Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Once these nighttime shows are over, the heaviest crowds of the day begin to dwindle and travel times shorten as you get closer to closing time.

Arriving early and staying late means plenty of time in the park, the trade-off being that there is minimal sleeping time between days if you are there multiple days, but it’s worth maximizing the experience for those who enjoy rides and attractions.

It’s not possible to do everything in one day

Yes, Disneyland is smaller than Disney World – there are two parks compared to four, respectively – and it’s a short walk to get between Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.

And yes, you can buy a Park Hopper ticket to hop between these two parks after 1:00 p.m.

That doesn’t mean you’re likely to be able to do everything you want in a day, especially if you’re not a frequent visitor to the parks and have a long to-do list.

With long lines and often sweltering heat that can slow you down, it can take two to three days to experience everything you want in the parks.

That’s why a multi-day trip is best.

You have been warned: it is expensive. This is not a joke.

Hidden fees aren’t just for banks.

OK, just kidding, but the reality is that the cost of a trip to Disneyland can add up quickly.

It may be easier to see this before you get there, when you book flights and hotels, buy park tickets, and make park reservations.

However, when you’re at the parks, that cost isn’t always easy to track, whether it’s buying snacks or buying the latest Disney memorabilia.

Some of the best experiences also cost big bucks, from restaurant reservations to using the Genie+ service and the Lightning Lane system.

Parking can be a big waste of time

If you are staying at a hotel that is far enough from Disneyland to need to park in one of the Disneyland parking lots, be warned: it may take some time to get to the park.

Disney does a good job of keeping the queues moving, but there will be queues: one when you arrive at the parking structure and wait in your vehicle to pay, one when you park and that you have to go through security, and another when you have to wait for the tram to take you to the park.

When you arrive at the park, you can also queue at the entrance gate.

Then, you have to queue for the tram at the end of the night to get back to the car park, when your feet hurt and your body is tired.

Yes, there is the possibility of walking from the car park to the park, or vice versa, to avoid the tram.

Either way, it’s exhausting.

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How to be a respectful visitor https://jelato-donna.com/how-to-be-a-respectful-visitor/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 11:40:09 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/how-to-be-a-respectful-visitor/ High levels of tourism have not been without negative impact on the Hawaiian Islands. A 2022 Booking.com survey found that 66% of respondents said they want to learn about the local culture of the places they visit. Visitors should take the time to research the destination in advance to plan more authentic experiences. With year-round […]]]>
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Tokyo’s largest entertainment resort https://jelato-donna.com/tokyos-largest-entertainment-resort/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 01:45:24 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/tokyos-largest-entertainment-resort/ Akihabara News (Tokyo) – The Tokyu Kabukicho Tower is set to open in Shinjuku next year, becoming Japan’s largest hotel and entertainment complex. Rising 48 stories, with five basement levels and a penthouse, the tower will house a luxury hotel, entertainment hotel, cinema, theater, performance venue and more. The basement concert hall, Zepp Shinjuku, will […]]]>

Akihabara News (Tokyo) – The Tokyu Kabukicho Tower is set to open in Shinjuku next year, becoming Japan’s largest hotel and entertainment complex.

Rising 48 stories, with five basement levels and a penthouse, the tower will house a luxury hotel, entertainment hotel, cinema, theater, performance venue and more.

The basement concert hall, Zepp Shinjuku, will have a capacity of 1,500 people. This space will be dedicated to music of various genres, Japanese and international.

The cinema will occupy the 9th and 10th floors of the tower, with eight screens and a total capacity of more than 750 seats.

Floors 6-8 will include the Shinjuku Milanoza Theater, with space for an audience of 900 people.

Naturally, there will also be restaurants, including a space that offers a festival atmosphere with a DJ and a stage.

The luxury hotel brands, located on the upper floors, are Hotel Groove Shinjuku and Bellustar Tokyo.

The Tokyu Kabukicho Tower is expected to open in April next year, although the exact opening date has yet to be announced.

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UNR plans to develop Gateway District with hotel and conference center https://jelato-donna.com/unr-plans-to-develop-gateway-district-with-hotel-and-conference-center/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 22:01:14 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/unr-plans-to-develop-gateway-district-with-hotel-and-conference-center/ The University of Nevada, Reno is working with a Maryland-based real estate company to build a new business school as part of a complex with retail stores, public convention space and a hotel on the south end of the campus. UNR has entered into an agreement with Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate, which will be […]]]>

The University of Nevada, Reno is working with a Maryland-based real estate company to build a new business school as part of a complex with retail stores, public convention space and a hotel on the south end of the campus.

UNR has entered into an agreement with Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate, which will be responsible for developing a 2-acre area of ​​the Mathewson University Gateway neighborhood bordered by Interstate 80, Ninth Street, Virginia Street and Evans Avenue.

The area would include a 125,000 square foot College of Business building, a 50-room hotel and public conference space.

UNR President Brian Sandoval said the goal of the project is to create a mixed-use area that highlights the relationship between UNR and the city of Reno.

The plan is expected to be approved by the Nevada System of Higher Education, the governing body for colleges in the state. UNR and Edgemoor said the plans would be presented publicly at a meeting in the spring of 2023.

More news from UNR:UNR’s main dining hall reopens after a 3-year renovation that cost $6 million

This is an illustration of a mixed-use building at George Mason University by Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate.  The school launched the project in April.  The mixed-use building combines private businesses with the public university.

According to documents submitted by UNR to collect bids, the project would be developed under a long-term lease, with UNR retaining ownership of the underlying real estate. UNR would sublet the college building to the developer, who would pay the costs upfront.

After a emphyteutic lease of up to 50 years, UNR would then own the building and the property.

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Heavy rain floods Soldier Field during the Chicago Bears’ season opener against the San Francisco 49ers https://jelato-donna.com/heavy-rain-floods-soldier-field-during-the-chicago-bears-season-opener-against-the-san-francisco-49ers/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 21:11:13 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/heavy-rain-floods-soldier-field-during-the-chicago-bears-season-opener-against-the-san-francisco-49ers/ After 30 years, Soldier Field teams have changed the type of grass on the field. Take a look at what he did with the rain. Excessive rain was no match for the new turf at Soldier Field on Sunday when the Chicago Bears took on the San Francisco 49ers. Flash flood warnings have been issued […]]]>

Excessive rain was no match for the new turf at Soldier Field on Sunday when the Chicago Bears took on the San Francisco 49ers.

Flash flood warnings have been issued for the start of the midday game.

At some point before the game, radar estimated 3-5 inches of rain at some point before the game started.

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The National Weather Service warned that heavy downpours could lead to puddles on roads and possibly localized flooding, but players and fans did not expect the flooding to occur on the field. Bermuda’s new turf was installed ahead of the Bears’ season opener against the 49ers.

Field crews at Soldier Field were forced to push water off the field with a squeegee throughout the game.

And while the excessive rain was no match for the Bears’ new turf, the puddles made the perfect slide and slide for Chicago to celebrate their win over San Francisco.

Why was a new turf installed at Soldier Field?

The turf is expected to be tougher than the Kentucky bluegrass they have had for over 30 years.

The grass at Soldier Field has been an ongoing problem for years, receiving multiple complaints from players and coaches.

Carolina Green Corp., based in Indian Trail, North Carolina, supplied Bermuda grass to the Bears and says it has strong root mass to provide a solid supporting surface.

HOW WEATHER CAN AFFECT NFL GAMES

The particular strain of Bermuda grass that is used at Soldier Field, Tahoma 31, was developed in Oklahoma State, has great cold tolerance, as well as fast recovery characteristics, and has become a favorite for their northern sites.

Bermuda’s specialty turf is grown on what they call GameOnGrass (GOG).

“GOG is a sand-based turf grown on plastic, which creates intense root mass and unmatched durability,” said Chad Price, owner of Carolina Green Corp.

The combination of thickness and weight, and the intense root system of cultivated plastic, allow GOG to be put down and played immediately.

“This is by no means an ordinary turf that needs to root and establish itself before playing,” Price explained.

GOG is currently on four other NFL surfaces: Baltimore, Washington, Kansas City and Tennessee.

Price said they have been growing GOG for 14 years and are one of a handful of companies growing this type of product in the country. He said it was common practice to install GOG hours/days before playing and make substitutions mid-season.

“The real key is to grow it on plastic, so the root mass intertwines intensely, and 100% of the root mass comes into the stadium. It’s really a flooring system, not a” “typical” grass.

What happens when it snows?

Price mentioned that Bermuda grass will go dormant in the winter, but the root mass is still there to provide a solid foundation. They overseeded Bermuda grass in the fall with perennial ryegrass to give the green color everyone loves.

Price said these stadiums, like Soldier Field, have in-ground heating to keep the root zone from freezing and to keep the grass active. He also mentioned that they sometimes use pitch covers between games to retain heat and grow grass.

What about plans for a new stadium?

Meanwhile, the bears renders published earlier this week of a new entertainment district and closed stadium, should the team relocate to suburban Arlington Heights in the coming years.

“In September 2021, the Chicago Bears signed an agreement to acquire 326 acres of property in Arlington Heights to secure the potential to start an exciting new chapter there,” the Bears said in an open letter. “We envision a versatile entertainment district anchored by a new, best-in-class gated stadium, providing Chicagoland with a new home worthy of hosting global events such as the Super Bowl, college football playoffs and Final Four. “

If the organization goes ahead with the purchase of Arlington Park, it would build its new stadium just east of Illinois Route 53 and south of the Northwest Highway.

The Bears are also looking to develop an entertainment district on the site, potentially with restaurants, a hotel, retail space and parks.

In the meantime, we’ll wait to see if this new territory translates into winning ways for the Bears at home this season.

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HOLLYWOOD LIGHTS GATHERED FOR THE GEANCO FOUNDATION GALA https://jelato-donna.com/hollywood-lights-gathered-for-the-geanco-foundation-gala/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 14:01:00 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/hollywood-lights-gathered-for-the-geanco-foundation-gala/ Star-studded event will raise funds for vital health and education programs in Africa LOS ANGELES, September 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The GEANCO Foundation will hold its annual Hollywood gala on friday september 30 at The 1 Hotel to raise funds for programs focused on vulnerable women and children in Nigeria. Photo of GEANCO Maternal and […]]]>

Star-studded event will raise funds for vital health and education programs in Africa

LOS ANGELES, September 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The GEANCO Foundation will hold its annual Hollywood gala on friday september 30 at The 1 Hotel to raise funds for programs focused on vulnerable women and children in Nigeria.

Proceeds from the event will support GEANCO David Oyelowo Leadership Scholarship for Girlswhich provides full tuition, housing, health and social care to young women who are victims of terrorism and gender inequality in Nigeria. This special scholarship uplifts and empowers bright girls in volatile and challenging circumstances. Donations will also be used to support the Foundation November 2022 minimally invasive surgery mission Nigeria.

As the co-president of the Gala said David Oyelowo“With our help, these bright and resilient girls can thrive from Nigeria the most inspiring leaders in government, education, business, entertainment and more. That’s what these leadership scholarships are for. We seek to nurture a generation of strong pioneers whose positive impact will be felt through Africa and all over the world.”

The Gala is supported by personalities from the entertainment industry, such as Benedict Cumberbatch (honorary president), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Gala Chair), David Oyelowo (Gala Chair)and previous gala winners and Oscar winners Charlize Theron and Whitaker Forest. Previous gala guests include actors Scott Eastwood (Anger of man), Ava Du Verney (Oscar nominated director and screenwriter) and Sam Adegoke (Dynasty). For a full list of past participants, please see here.

“I am deeply honored by the strong support that those inside and outside of the entertainment industry have given us over the years,” said Afam Onyema, co-founder and CEO of GEANCO. “Our Hollywood Gala is vital to our efforts to save vulnerable mothers and infants and to educate and inspire young girls affected by terrorism. Our generous family of GEANCO supporters continues to have a powerful impact on disrupted communities across through Nigeria.”

2022 GEANCO GALA DETAILS
While mingling with influential figures in the entertainment industry, guests will be able to enjoy lively Nigerian music, an upscale open bar featuring from Nigeria renamed Star beerand Africa– inspired gourmet appetizers.

When: friday september 30 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Hotel 1 – 8490 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, California 90069
Sign up here: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTUxODkx

Sponsors include Netflix, Creative Artists Agency, Zegar Family Fund, Rush Imhotep (Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual), Gafni & Levin LLP, Star Beer UNITED STATESAmplify Africa, Round Hill Legal Search and Misfit, graphic design partner.

About the GEANCO Foundation
A non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, GEANCO saves and transforms lives in Africa. It organizes surgical missions and leads innovative maternal and child health programs in Nigeria. His David Oyelowo Leadership Scholarship for Girls provides full tuition, healthcare, and social and psychological support to young female survivors of terrorism and gender inequality in the country.

For more information on the GEANCO Foundation, visit Geanco.organd connect with the organization on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and instagram.

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Biggest Gateway casino in Western Fair? Bring it: Area businesses https://jelato-donna.com/biggest-gateway-casino-in-western-fair-bring-it-area-businesses/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 13:04:35 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/biggest-gateway-casino-in-western-fair-bring-it-area-businesses/ Breadcrumb Links Local News Local company An expanded Gateway Casino at Western Fair will help boost east London’s status as London’s entertainment playground, east London businesses said on Friday. Gateway Casinos in Western Fair District (free press file photo) Content of the article An expanded Gateway Casino at Western Fair will help boost east London’s […]]]>

An expanded Gateway Casino at Western Fair will help boost east London’s status as London’s entertainment playground, east London businesses said on Friday.

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An expanded Gateway Casino at Western Fair will help boost east London’s status as London’s entertainment playground, east London businesses said on Friday.

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Gateway Casino and Entertainment Ltd. plans a multi-million dollar investment to expand its Western Fair District gaming operations into a full casino, ending its plans to build a $75 million casino on Wonderland Road near Highway 401.

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This plan is backed by area retailers who say they welcome more traffic and a higher entertainment profile for the east end of the city.

“Keeping the casino there keeps things going east and that’s great for everyone,” said Martha Leach, manager of 100 Kellogg Lane, which bills itself as the largest entertainment complex in Canada.

“They call it the entertainment district. This is fantastic news. It attracts people and not just gamers.

100 Kellogg Lane adds a Hard Rock Hotel on-site, and Leach anticipates that it will be occupied by casino patrons.

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“It’s only going to get better and better. It just adds something for people here to do.

100 Kellogg Lane, the site of the former Kellogg cereal factory, is home to bars, restaurants, events, a large indoor playground, a museum and escape rooms, joining the Western Fair District as a sports and event space.

“The more people who come here to see sites and shop, the better. The increased number of attractions will help revitalize the area,” said Erin Basacco, manager of Grow and Bloom Co., a flower shop on Dundas Street near the fairgrounds.

Some retailers have struggled through COVID, or even shut down, and Gateway’s expansion of its facilities at Western Fair could help businesses come back, said Sean Hannam, owner of Artisan Bakery.

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“It could be good for the region. With COVID and construction some businesses have closed. It could be good for us.

Players, however, were split Friday on whether they wanted a new casino or staying at Western Fair. Some love the convenience and familiarity of the current casino, but others would appreciate a sparkling new storefront.

“I would rather be in Wonderland. It could have been the place, it was big, there could have been a hotel there,” said Richard Lauzon as he left the Western Fair casino.

“We travel to casinos all over the place and Western Fair isn’t the best. All I know is that I lost a lot of money here.

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Dianne Byczok sat outside the casino on a bench after an afternoon playing slots with her friend Ellen Egan, saying she had traveled extensively to other casinos to gamble and was happy to stay at Western Fair.

“The traffic on Wonderland is atrocious. It gets traffic from the freeway (401). Here it is much better,” she said.

“It could bring a lot of spin-off companies here as well. It would be good.

Starlight Casino was to be built at 3334 and 3354 Wonderland Rd., and work began to clean up the site and demolish existing buildings in January 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic hit a few months later, halting all work .

It was an ambitious plan for a 10,000 square meter casino with 900 slot machines and 40 gaming tables that was to employ around 1,000 people and generate $4.5 million in revenue for the city.

The gaming industry is still reeling from the pandemic which has temporarily closed gaming sites across Canada and caused crowds to drastically reduce over the past two years, forcing Gateway to rethink its gaming strategy in London.

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5 Things to Do in Downtown Shreveport on Labor Day Weekend https://jelato-donna.com/5-things-to-do-in-downtown-shreveport-on-labor-day-weekend/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 02:06:21 +0000 https://jelato-donna.com/5-things-to-do-in-downtown-shreveport-on-labor-day-weekend/ Stroll down Spring Street on Friday nights on an Artwalk that offers multiple stops, plenty of artists, and lots of fun. The Grove takes the Wayback Machine back to the 80s with a bit of prom-themed shopping. Labor Day weekend lands with music and dancing and a Southern Soul and Blues Fest and celebrates the […]]]>

Stroll down Spring Street on Friday nights on an Artwalk that offers multiple stops, plenty of artists, and lots of fun. The Grove takes the Wayback Machine back to the 80s with a bit of prom-themed shopping. Labor Day weekend lands with music and dancing and a Southern Soul and Blues Fest and celebrates the sounds of musician Charley Crockett with his concert at The Strand and a Crockett “Pre” on Crockett. We’re also a dollop of tunes and art in our #CoolDowntown.

1. Downtown Shreveportk returns Friday night with multiple venues, art and artists, food and drink, history talk, exhibit opening, building tour, face painting, l crafts and shopping. Stroll, swing, or stroll down Spring Street from the Remington to the Lot and several stops along the way for an evening of free, family-friendly fun! When: Fri., Sept. 2, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Start at Remington Suites Hotel & Spa, 220 Travis St. Cost: Free. Info: downtownshreveport.com/artwalk

2. The grove returns with a 80s prom night. Get your ‘do on, grab your biggest shoulder pads, and head to 107 Spring Street to eat, socialize, selfies, and shop. Enjoy the vendors and food of Mi Meza Latin Cuisine on Friday nights and the shopping and fun on Saturday and Sunday. When: Friday to Sunday, September 2 to 4. Where: 107 Spring St. Cost: Free admission. Info: FB/the grove shreveport

80s prom night

3. It’s a long holiday weekend and that means an extra day for fun and music. HAZE over Texas kicks you off in style on Saturday with an All White Affair, a Rooftop White Party and music from DJ Crowdpleaser and BSmoove, as well as the bands Front Cover and Alter Ego! Come dressed in your best for an evening of entertainment. When: Sat., Sept. 3, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Where: Haze on Texas, 204 Texas St. Cost: Free. $69/$229. Info: Fb/ haze over Texas

The whole white affair

4. Shreveport Blues and Southern Soul Pre Labor Day Blues Fest lands at Festival Plaza on Sunday, September 4 with music from J’Cena, TK Soul, Till1, Jaye Hammer and Wendell B. Come for the food, family and music, then stay and play this 11th annual weekend of Labor Day tradition. When: Sunday, September 4, 4 p.m. – until. Where: Festival Square. Cost: $30/$400. Info: Fb/southern blues and southern soul

Shreveport Blues & Southern Soul Pre-Labor Day Fest

5. Charley Crockett fans rejoiced when their country hero booked a show at the Strand Theater on September 6 and now there are even more opportunities to enjoy the night. The Andress Artist and Entrepreneur Center is hosting an “unofficial” pre-concert party they call Crafts on Crockett, but we call Crockett on Crockett, with beer, cocktails, live music, artists, a raffle and who knows what else. All we know for sure is that it’s going to be lively, and you’re invited. When: Tuesday, September 6, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Where: AAEC, 717 Crockett St. Cost: Free admission. Info: Fb/craft on crockett

Crafts on Crockett
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