AMG Grabs Chateau

Just about eight months after Block16 Hospitality purchased Gallery, the club’s investors are turning over operation of its other club, Chateau, to Angel Management Group. The deal is effective immediately and includes “future redevelopment plans,” whatever they may be. Meanwhile, downstairs, Sugar Factory is spreading to the East Coast. The sparkly lollipop empire is making good on its planned expansion with a late February ribbon-cutting on a 3,000-square-foot brasserie in New York’s Meatpacking District.

Dennis Rodman made the rounds at Casa Fuente in the Forum Shops at Caesars on Jan. 4, opting to mingle and chat with guests at the cigar bar instead of just hunkering down at his own table. Which seems like it would make you double down on the expensive scotch to steady your nerves after a random Rodman interaction. He’d be like the human equivalent of salty snacks on the bar counter.

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The Palms Gets Even More Social

The Palms Gets Even More Social

By Xania V. Woodman

Hot on the heels of the late-December opening of Scarlet, the Palms' new micro-bar next to N9NE Steakhouse, the property is poised to welcome Social to the scene. Slated for a January 25 opening, the revamped center bar will focus primarily on whiskey. More than 30 varieties of the stuff will be available in flights and whiskey-based cocktails, including a barrel-aged cocktail program. Before you go all-in on a particularly spendy or unfamiliar sip, Social bartenders will happily pour you a little sample.