This is not a primarily a news site, but it looks like the Elvisblog article on February 12 did indeed contain a “scoop.” It reported the inside skinny that Robert Sillerman, new owner of 85 % of EPE, had purchased two blocks of property on the Las Vegas strip between The Harley Davidson Restaurant/Store and the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino. This nugget of news came from the driver of courtesy bus for Elvis-A-Rama, which had also been purchased Mr. Sillerman (who plans to close it on August 15, 2006).
According to the bus driver, this land would ultimately be the home of a spectacular Elvis-themed attraction. Now, all of this has been confirmed in a March 3 article in the New York Times. According to reporter Julie Bosman, Sillerman’s company CKX Inc. “will open an interactive exhibit and Elvis-themed cabaret show on one of the two pieces of property on the Las Vegas strip.”
Mr. Sillerman declined to say whether a hotel and casino would be added. Let’s get serious. What else would you think the second piece of property is for?
© 2006 Philip R Arnold www.elvisblog.net