Jan 16th 2011 9:47PM I agree with the comments above and thank you clarifying some of the information Linne. I have also posted comments on Deidra's other articles about LLV.
The casino was never used to it's capacity. What many people don't know or realize is that there are several thousand square feet of unused space in the upper level of the casino which would be perfect for a night/dance club, which most of the casinos in LV have. LLV always lacked a dance club venue. This unused space spills out onto a balcony which over looks the village and the lake.
It is a whole new day at Lake Las Vegas. Amidst all of the turmoil during the past few years, LLV is rising up like a Phoenix. Dolce is a big part of this new day and I thank you for coming to Lake Las Vegas!!!!
Jan 6th 2011 3:32PM Nice article Deirdre,
All hotels guest of Lake Las Vegas are able to golf at the South Shore Golf Club, including the Dolce Ravella guests. The Falls and Reflection Bay are rumored to have buyers and re-open after the water rights issues with the City of Henderson are decided.
The casino needs repairs due to the intentional damage caused by the prior casino tenants and should be re-opened around April 2011.
Much of the tangles and hurdles created by the prior owners/developer have been untangled through now completed bankruptcy. This should position Lake Las Vegas to move forward with a positive future.
Jul 7th 2010 1:20AM That's too bad to see this happen to the hotel.
However, I'm pleased to announce that Lake Las Vegas has exited bankruptcy on June 21st. The golf courses are being groomed and maintained for play in the near future and the final details of the new owners of the Ritz property is being ironed out as I type. There should be an announcement in a few weeks!
The bankruptcy plan is solid, well thought out and will position Lake Las Vegas for a successful future.
Feb 10th 2010 9:21PM I think the term "imploding" is being a bit dramatic. What this article fails to mention is that Lake Las Vegas is schedule to emerge from bankruptcy in April 2010. The plan looks positive for the community as a whole. Yes, LLV has been affected by the bad economy, but the area is in the process of re-setting itself from the housing bubble. It is rumored that either the Falls or Reflection Bay Golf course will re-open in April after the bankruptcy is finalized.
Many of the 2nd home condos that went into forclosure have all been bought up. Out of over 350 condo-hotels in Viera and Luna, there are only a few available (10 or so) to purchase now. The HOA's are strong as the banks had to catch the dues up to date and the new owners can now afford to pay the dues with the lower or no mortgage payments. (all sales were cash) In fact, there are very few homes for sale in Lake Las Vegas. Do your own MLS search to prove this.
The restaurants are doing well in the village and in fact a local Vegas restaurant just opened up its second location in the former Como's spot.
As a homeowner in Lake Las Vegas I have never heard one mention about HOA dues going up because of the water. I recently saw construction workers building homes in the Bella Fiore neighborhood, which is a sign that things are improving. There are many free events still going on in the Village and the weekend concerts will return in the spring.
This reporters prior article on Lake Las Vegas was a gloom and doom article with a negative slant as well. This is not accurate reporting. Once again, Thanks for nothing Dierdra.
Aug 16th 2009 3:08PM Lake Las Vegas has been very busy during the summer. On several occasions, the hotels ad Montelago village has been completely sold out!!!!!! Yes, that's 100% occupancy. What resort/hotel is doing that right now? Hardly anyone, especially mid-week!
The foreclosed properties are being bought up pretty quickly now. (lots of activity right now) Pretty soon things at Lake Las Vegas, and hopefully the rest of the country will be get back to normal. Those once empty foreclosed properties will be filled with owners and guests which will add more buzz to the community. The new construction, which is stalled like the rest of the country, should return soon as well.
So, this busy summer for Lake Las Vegas should prove that it certainly isn't a ghost town. I'm visiting my condo this weekend and plan on relaxing by the pool, enjoying the lake and mountain view & taking a brunch cruise on the LaContessa yacht!
Jun 9th 2009 3:29AM As with much of the media, this article too seems to only concentrate on the negative. It's what sells the news. Seems like with the media begins to spead the news, it happens. Does $4.00 a gallon gas prices, housing bubbles and with this article... ghost towns?
What this article doesn't mention are all of the wonderful things about Lake Las Vegas. The Marina, the fun concerts, restaurants, beautiful scenery and it's the gateway to Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam. As usual, it's a typical gloom and doom that our media thrives on. It's the main reason I refuse to watch the news.
I hope that Lake Las Vegas rebounds. I will continue to visit and support the community and the concept.
Thanks for nothing Diedra.
Feb 21st 2009 1:55AM I agree they should not be allowed. As a frequent flier, I find that most people on flights are inconsiderate to begin with, let alone arm them with a cell phone to scream in. Many people seem to elevate the volume of the voice while talking on a cell phone. I don't care to have to be forced to listen to someone silly drama or gossip from home that can't wait a few hours to discuss.
It certainly has been nice all these years to have respite and/or sanctuary away from texting, voice mails and technology in the plane. My car used to be that way, just me and the music on the way home, but that luxury and quiet moments are now gone. (which is sad)
Too much communication without resting one's mind will cause everyone to go crazy.