As a rule of thumb we try to avoid strip center sushi places here in Las Vegas. How fresh can the fish be considering we’re a landlocked city? and how good can the sushi be at an all-you-can-eat establishment? Still, we also make it a point to support local businesses during these tough economic times.
One of our local papers one the Pulitzer Prize for public service this week:
The Las Vegas Sun on Monday won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service — journalism’s most prestigious award — for its investigation of construction deaths on the Las Vegas Strip and the failures of government, management and labor unions to protect workers.
Seven is not such a lucky number in this context:
Las Vegas had the highest rate of foreclosures of any city, with one in every 22 homes subject to a foreclosure filing in the first three months of the year. The rate of foreclosure filings was 4.5%, seven times the national average.
Read the rest of the bad news on Yahoo.
This update will seem a bit ironic given my previous post. We had our first +90 degree day here and I have to say it felt great. Before long everyone in the valley will be complaining about the heat but I am content to enjoy the mild weather for now.
It feels more like January than April today. There’s a dusting of snow on the mountains near us and we had brief rain showers. Earlier in the week we were enjoying temperatures in the mid-80s and had been leaving the windows open at night.
Mountain’s Edge is sponsoring an Easter Eggstravaganza at Exploration Park on Saturday. The event starts at 10am and is free and open to the public.
It was reported over the weekend that MGM Mirage has engaged Morgan Stanley to help them shop some of their non-Vegas casino properties. The company is looking to sell some of it’s properties outside of Las Vegas to help fund CityCenter which has run into some budgetary issues.
I have heard people around town talking about Mandalay Bay potentially being up for sale as well. This is an attractive property and would fetch a hefty price tag should MGM decide to sell it.