So where does the Amazing Johnathan fit into the Krave nightclub/Harmon Theater’s planned move downtown?
At one end of Fremont Street or the other, apparently.
The comedy magician says Krave owner Kelly Murphy has offered him room in the downtown part of Neonopolis that once housed Jillian’s and a movie multiplex. Some of the former movie theaters will be converted to live venues, and Johnathan says one can be his if he wants it.
Murphy plans to bail out of the Harmon building — which is confusingly attached to the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood and now obscured from the Strip by a new drug store building — and consolidate Krave with his new Drink and Drag, already open in the downtown location.
(For full story on Krave move go to http://www.lvrj.com/business/krave-entertainment-headed-for-downtown-las-vegas-163746026.html)
But whether the Amazing one moves downtown or finds another venue on the Strip, Johnathan says he will be opening a two-story haunted house inside a dormant area of the Las Vegas Club.
If you’ve ever been to one of his annual Halloween parties that seem to get bigger and crazier every year, you know he can deliver in the haunted maze department. He plans to round off the experience with a bar and nightclub — and have it all open by Oct. 4.
Depending on the Halloween business, the haunted area could become a year-round attraction. “The only thing that would stop it is if Halloween is a bust,” he says.
In one of those only-in-Vegas ironies: That new Walgreens building that made life even tougher for the Krave/Harmon operation? It’s set to house the Goretorium, another haunted attraction financed by filmmaker Eli Roth.