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INTEL: Muay Thai company hits the road, Town Square focuses on greenery


Lion Fight Promotions, the Las Vegas-based Muay Thai fight promotion company, is taking its stand-up kick and punch strike show on the road for the first time.

Light Fight 15 will be staged at Foxwoods Resort in Connecticut on May 23. The company usually stages its matches at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel. It also held a successful outdoor event at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas last year.

The Foxwoods connection? Felix Rappaport, a pal of Lion Fight owner Scott Kent, is the chief operating officer at Foxwoods, where customers enjoy Muay Thai and MMA action. Rappaport is the former president of The Mirage, a MGM Resorts International property.

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A Las Vegas institution just celebrated a huge milestone.

In mid-March, MJ Christensen Diamonds celebrated its 75th anniversary. Today, the family-owned and operated business is owned by Cliff Miller, who also serves as president.

The retailer operates two Las Vegas-area locations at 10400 S. Eastern Ave. and 8980 W. Charleston Blvd., and is an American Gem Society jeweler.

“We’ve had the pleasure of helping several generations of Las Vegas residents celebrate their most important occasions,” Miller said.

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Town Square Las Vegas is keeping things fresh.

Soon visitors will see the new 12,000-square-foot park, called The Green at Town Square, which is under construction. The plan includes a 40-foot monument sign near the center’s main entrance. The park is next to i ™ burgers and across from AMC Town Square 18.

The park is slated to open in mid-April and will feature an open grass area with trees, landscaping and benches around the perimeter. It will be open to guests during shopping center hours of operation.

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Town Square also recently welcomed a new kiosk, founded by artist Jodi Pedri and writer Tonja Steel, called Working Girls Design Inc.

Located between Abercrombie &Fitch and Sephora, the kiosk features 96 wine charms, glasses, cocktail napkins, coasters, the brand’s national card line, gift books, T-shirts, custom bead bracelets, wall art and jeweled trinket boxes. There’s also a bead bar where shoppers can build a custom bracelet with six beads for $19.

“We are always looking for new ways to make Town Square as enjoyable as possible for our guests,” said Jaimesen Mapes, marketing director for Town Square Las Vegas.

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Polaroid’s Fotobar opened March 31 at The Linq, but the second-floor museum won’t be revealed until April 17.

The wait might be worth it.

For its first exhibit, the museum is set to feature the works of Lucas Michael, Maurizio Galimberti, Marc Serota and Maripol, alongside the “Capturing Celebrity” exhibit, which will feature 50 of Andy Warhol’s most prized celebrity snapshots.

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Sundance Helicopters has made a few changes.

The company recently unveiled its new branding and $80 million investment in the form of the EC130T2 copter. Soon, the 28-year-old company will celebrate the grand opening of its still-under-construction terminal, which will be larger and mirror the colors of the Grand Canyon.

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When two ex-casino executives wanted to slow down and spread their wings, they found their place among the silicon.

Patrick Bosworth and Marco Benvenuti co-founded Duetto after the two worked together at Wynn Las Vegas. There they looked at total customer spend throughout all outlets, including restaurants, shopping and entertainment, not just gaming, as was the old school way.

Looking for a change from the casino life, the two founded Duetto in 2010 as a consulting firm to help other casinos and hotels do what they did at Wynn.

Today, Duetto has two offices, one in Las Vegas and one in San Francisco, with about 30 employees.

 

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