Forum Shops celebrates 25 years
When Simon opened the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace in 1992, the Las Vegas Strip was still a place where one could find $2 blackjack tables and $1.99 steak dinners. Simon Properties took a chance, brought luxury retail to the Strip, and helped pioneer full-price retail on the famed boulevard.
RECon’s in town this week, and Forum Shops is taking the occasion to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. The must-stop for luxury shoppers houses more than 160 shops of the likes of Versace, Armani, Gucci, and Valentino. But the tenant mix keeps evolving. New and about-to-open tenants include Modernist Cuisine Gallery, Lululemon, Harley Davidson, and The Otheroom.
Also new to the center is an 85-ft.-tall, 41-ft.-wide marquee pylon sign supported by Corinthian columns.
If you’re at the show and you stop by The Forum Shops, be sure to enter for a chance to win a $2,500 shopping spree available to shoppers who spend $250 or more.
Wahlburgers opens at center on Vegas Strip
Those crazy actin’ and burger-flippin’ Wahlbergs Mark and Donny, along with brother Paul and other family members, have opened at Grand Bazaar Shops on the Las Vegas Strip.
The new center located on Bally’s doorstep and across from the Bellagio picked the busiest intersection Vegas to place a culinary assemblage of the hottest new names in casual dining that are beginning to spread to malls and open-air centers nationwide.
Alongside Wahlburgers and Giordano’s Deep –Dish Pizza are or soon will be:
Born and Raised Craft Pub: The third location for the “home-base” of UNLV fans. It features Las Vegas inspired décor, craft beers, and its first-ever retail shop.
Sin City Brewing Co.: The brew-pub’s fourth location offers five signature craft beers, a rotating seasonal brew, and an al fresco drinking experience on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Dirt Dog: The Los Angeles street food phenomenon known for “The Official Hot Dog of Los Angeles,” a bacon-wrapped wiener it has trademarked.
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CBRE, JLL among LinkedIn’s Top 50 Companies
Not one, but two leaders in retail real estate have been named to LinkedIn’s Top 50 Companies list.
CBRE came in at No. 18 and Jones Lang LaSalle at No. 21, ahead of such companies as Adobe, Oracle, and Coca-Cola.
The social media site for professionals determines rankings by interest in a company's jobs, interest in a company's brand and employees, and employee retention among its 500-million-plus members.
LinkedIn credited CBRE with staying on a roll in a “tepid commercial real estate market” and praised it for winning an LGBTQ Business Excellence Award.
JLL promises to put clients in their ideal office space, and LinkedIn praised the company for practicing what it preaches in revamping its Chicago headquarters.
"We are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture in which our employees can achieve their ambitions and help our clients achieve theirs," said JLL’s chief human resources officer Mary Bilbrey in a statement reacting to the LinkedIn ranking.
The top five companies on the LinkedIn list were Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, Salesforce, and Uber.