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Riviera liquidation sale begins May 14

LAS VEGAS — If you want a piece of the Riviera, you'll have your chance beginning May 14.

National Content Liquidators has announced the liquidation sale for the now closed Riviera.

Among the items up for sale include everything from flat screen TVs to chandeliers to wet bars.

The sale begins Thurs., May 14 at 9 a.m at 2901 South Las Vegas Blvd. It will then continue Monday thru Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until everything is sold out.

Admission is $10 for the first four days of the sale. You must remove your purchases yourself. 

You can pay by cash, Visa, MasterCard or American Express, the company said.

North end of Las Vegas Strip is place to watch

Rock in Rio

LAS VEGAS -- The north end of the Las Vegas Strip is getting ready to see more foot traffic than it's seen in a long time.

The Riviera closed its doors Monday to make way for the Global Business District. On Tuesday, officials break ground on the Resorts World Project. 

A new, upscale Walgreens opened a few days ago at the corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard, across the street from the SLS Las Vegas which opened last year.

By the weekend, Rock in Rio, a recurring music festival, will open on what has been an empty desert lot for years.

It's the first time in decades that all corners off that intersection have been in business.

"It's almost ready," said Roberta Medina, vice-president, Rock in Rio.

For weeks, crews have been working to convert the desert lot into a massive outdoor concert venue with music stages and shops.

End of an era: Riviera closes

LAS VEGAS -- After more than 60 years, the Riviera Hotel and Casino is no more. It shut its doors at noon on Monday.

The property had been a fixture on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip since 1955. 

For many, it was an emotional day filled with stories of days gone by. Whether it was employees or people who once stayed at the hotel, most had some memory to share as they said goodbye to another piece of "old" Las Vegas. 

Plenty of people swarmed the sidewalk to snap pictures.

"Very emotional, very upset," said Las Vegas Debbi Mauk.

"Riviera has been a part of our lives," said Leah Smith, whose father was a long-time Riviera employee.

She came to the closing to support her father, a bartender, who had worked at the Riviera for 30 years.

Mayweather defeats Pacquiao in richest fight ever

LAS VEGAS -- A chance at winning a $180 million payday is enough to put anyone on edge, but not champion fighter Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Cementing his legacy as the best of his generation, Mayweather won the welterweight title in a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao Saturday night.

Despite boos from a pro-Pacquiao crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, all three judges scorecards revealed that Mayweather (48-0) danced, ducked, peppered and jabbed victory in the ring against Pacquiao (57-6-2). 

PHOTOS: Mayweather defeats Pacquiao in 'fight of the century'

No late checkout: Riviera closes doors at noon

LAS VEGAS - After 60 years on the Las Vegas Strip, the Riviera will close its doors Monday.

The Riviera has hosted classic shows and legendary performers during its 60-year run.

The casino opened April 20, 1955. Liberace performed on stage that night, becoming the first of many legendary performers to appear at the Riviera.

PHOTOS: A look back at the famous people who performed at the Riviera

Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin also graced the stage and performed for hundreds of guests.

One performer who knows the Riviera is Pia Zadora. She entertained crowds there in the 1970s and 1980s. At one point, she was even married to the owner of the famous hotel.

MGM still counting money from big fight weekend

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren says the company is still counting all the money earned from the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight it just hosted. Results will wait until the company makes its second-quarter report, though.

Officials said Monday MGM made a $169.9 million profit in the first three months of the year, up 65 percent compared to the same time a year ago.

Results were boosted in part by a legal settlement related to its CityCenter development and a dividend payout from the project.

On a per-share basis, the Las Vegas-based company earned 33 cents. The results easily beat Wall Street expectations.

The casino and resort operator posted revenue of $2.33 billion in the period which did not meet Street forecasts of $2.44 billion.

Water main break on Flamingo on Strip

LAS VEGAS — Crews worked to restore a water main break Monday morning on Flamingo Road near Las Vegas Boulevard.

The Las Vegas Valley Water District tweeted that westbound traffic on Flamingo from Linq Lane to Las Vegas Boulevard is down to one lane.

Drivers should use alternate routes.

It's unclear if it's affecting any of the nearby casinos.