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Palms Shuffle to Close Fortunes Saturday, Open Lao Later

Lao You Ju/Tony Hu
Lao You Ju/Tony Hu
Photos: Bradley Martin/Eater Chicago

As Eater Vegas has been revealing, over at the Palms Chicago chef Tony Hu is almost set to debut his Lao Sze Chuan restaurant and Fortunes, located inside the 24 Seven Café, is almost set to shutter. But no one can decide exactly when. The Las Vegas Sun utilizing their full-time embedded UNLV student scribe, goes all-in and declares Chinese restaurant Fortunes will shutter this Saturday. Earlier, Las Vegas Advisor's Bob Dancer had reported Fortunes would close a month ago, confirming the quiet rumors of the demise of the popular locals destination.

While Dancer had actually been on property, the Las Vegas Sun obviously has not, erroneously believing the shuttering was to physically make way for the arrival of the "King of Chicago's Chinatown." Chef Hu's first foray to Las Vegas will instead be taking over the former Little Buddha location. But even the Palms can't decide when. The resort's own web site says the famed and authentic Szechuan flavors will begin serving in "August", "late August" and in their most recent Club Palms email newsletter, "coming September 2014."

As predicted, the folding of Fortunes has necessitated a broader and more expansive menu for Hu's project, with the promise of a "selection of popular Mandarin, Cantonese, Hunan and Shanghai dishes made especially for the Palms location."
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