A phased overhaul of The Linq’s casino floor is moving quicker than expected and new hires for the first round of changes may have some robotic helpers among their future colleagues.
The footprint of the shuttered Tag Sports Bar and Squeeze juice bar is rapidly being transformed into a food truck-inspired restaurant and an upscale race and sports book bar and lounge.
Currently known as The Book, new details indicate a collection of “man caves,” as they were referenced on initial plans, have been renamed as “Living Rooms.” Available to be rented by the hour, customers will be able to order food and drinks, select video games to play, and check on current gaming odds via tablets.
Customers will need to head to a separate wagering area to place bets, but can return to their private lounging areas and compete with other guests at “virtual sports” and “trivia games,” boasting of their success on “leaderboards.”
A major attraction, yet to announced by the resort, will be the option to upgrade the experience and “on select delivery presentations, use of a robot may be requested to deliver select drinks or items to guest.” The exact mode of robotic wait-staff is still being kept under wraps.
Next door to The Book, the restaurant is being built around a stationary former food truck, providing meals to its main dining room and the outdoor patio offering a prime viewing spot below the under construction Fly LINQ zipline.
Yet to be confirmed, the restaurant now appears to have been dubbed Sticky Chicken, without revealing a possible menu direction.
Along The Linq Promenade, a more formal dining option is also taking shape. Chez Marcel will take over 5,962 square feet opposite the Sprinkles cupcakes store. Fortified with an estimated construction budget of $2,327,009 and featuring room enough for 137 inside, the cafe will serve “American themed menu items with French influence.” The operators are promising they will encourage “creativity and innovation” in the kitchen.
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