On Dec. 1, 2009 … After expenditures of $8.5 billion, the highly anticipated CityCenter development begins a series of rollouts of its multiple elements. Highlights include the ribbon-cutting for its nongaming, 1,495-room Vdara Hotel and Spa. The 67-acre complex debuts with 6,000 hotel rooms and 2,400 residences among its six buildings. And a breathtaking city within our already breathtaking city springs to life.
On Dec. 1, 2010 … Officials announce that online footwear/clothing retailer Zappos.com will move into the former City Hall building at 4th Street and Stewart Avenue. In a city that loves to bet, this one is a shoe thing.
On Dec. 2, 1976 … Elvis begins his final, 10-night engagement at the former Las Vegas Hilton. He would die eight months later, on Aug. 16, 1977, turning every resort in Las Vegas into Heartbreak Hotel.