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Macy's Closing Bloomingdale's at Fashion Show

A retail giant is pulling one of its stores from the Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas Strip.

Macy's announced Thursday that it is closing six stores around the country including the Bloomingdale's Home Store at the Fashion Show Mall.

The clearance sale for the store starts Sunday and is expected to last several weeks. The retailer is closing the store because of poor sales performance.

The store opened in 2002 and employs 35 associates. The company says it will offer employees positions in nearby stores.

Despite the closing of Bloomingdales, Macy's is expanding its presence at Fashion Show with the addition of the Macy's Men's Store. The 105,000-square-foot store will open later this spring. The company is also remodeling its main store at the mall.

A new Macy's store will be built at the Shops in Summerlin, which is expected to be finished in the fall of next  year. The store is expected to be 180,000 square feet and employee 160 associates.

Free Spa Services Tuesday Afternoon at Rio

Free Spa Services Tuesday Afternoon at Rio


Women can find enjoy free spa services Tuesday afternoon at Rio Hotel & Casino, thanks to the resort and a skin care company.

For the third consecutive year, the resort teams up with skin care company Dermalogica to support women in business. Complimentary treatments will be offered between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., as well as discounts on select products and services to benefit Dermalogica’s joinFITE initiative.

Guests will receive a complimentary mini-facial along with a “Give a Hand Up” MicroZone treatment and Dermalogica’s Face Mapping skin analysis. A 25-percent discount will be available on all skin care services and Dermalogica products, and $1 from each product purchased at the spa will benefit the FITE organization. JoinFITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship) is an international initiative launched by Dermalogica that supports women entrepreneurs worldwide.

Blue Man Group Opens New Store

Blue Man Group Opens New Store

The Blue Man Group is opening a new retail space inside The Venetian.

The new storefront will be in front of the Blue Man Group Theatre. Besides the usual T-shirts, coffee mugs and posters, the space will feature an interactive video wall with two high-definition monitors and a camera trained on the shopping fans. The video wall will also play exclusive videos of the Blue Man Group and content from the live show.

The retail store is open 10 a.m. to midnight every day. 

Surplus Auction Offers Cars, Trucks from Government Agencies

Surplus Auction Offers Cars, Trucks from Government Agencies

Got your eye on a used car or truck? You might want to check out a county auction this weekend.

Clark County and several public agencies will hold a spring government surplus auction at 9 a.m. Saturday at a county storage lot at 4320 Stephanie St., off Flamingo Road near Dog Fancier’s Park.

The auctions are held three times each year and feature items used by government agencies ranging from cars and trucks to office equipment and computers. Anyone interested in bidding on items at the auction is urged to pre-register during a preview period three days prior to the sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday. Prospective bidders can view items to be sold at the auction during the preview. Preview and pre-registration activities are held in the location on Stephanie Street as the auction.

“These auctions usually attract large crowds, and they start promptly,” said David Johnson, manager of the County’s Automotive Division.

New, Remodeled Space Opening at Miracle Mile Shops

New, Remodeled Space Opening at Miracle Mile Shops

The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will feature more than 50,000 square feet of new and remodeled tenant space during 2011.

The shopping area has enjoyed 15 consecutive months of double digit increases in property-wide foot traffic and sales. Multiple new merchants totaling 17,300 square-feet are set to open at Miracle Mile Shops throughout the year, such as GUESS (June), Pandora (May) and Chinese Laundry (April).  Other merchants including Victoria’s Secret, Lucky Brand Jeans and bebe have chosen to upgrade their existing location by investing in a remodel.

Other tenants expected to open soon at Miracle Mile Shops include Panda Express (May); Basin White (June); Kafri de Mexico (June); and Lobster ME (June).

Miracle Mile Shops are open 10 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday – Thursday, and 10 a.m. – midnight, Friday – Saturday.

IRS Offers Free Tax Help Saturday

IRS Offers Free Tax Help Saturday

Taxpayers who may have difficulty scheduling a visit to an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center during normal weekday business hours can visit the Las Vegas office at 110 City Parkway from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to get free tax assistance.

Help with account questions, such as collection or examination issues, is also available during Open House. In some instances, virtual assistance will be offered, as taxpayers will be assisted over the telephone by IRS employees who are working in other offices around the country. 

"We know some people are facing challenging economic times and we want to provide extra assistance on these Saturdays," IRS Spokesman Raphael Tulino said. "Our goal is to help them get what they need from the IRS."

In addition to the normal array of services, limited help preparing tax forms is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Town Square launches Storytime in the Square

Town Square launches Storytime in the Square

Las Vegas -- There's a new place for kids and parents to enjoy a good book. Town Square is launching a new reading program called Storytime in the Square. Kids will get a chance to not only have classic children's books and new favorites read aloud, they'll also see singing, dancing and even magic.

Storytime will be held Wednesday at the Park at Town Square starting at 11am until Noon.