Incidental Tourist

When Hakkasan Group acquired Light Group in 2014, the deal sent serious shockwaves up and down the Strip. It appears to be happening all over again.

Imagining how the Strip might look after the SBE-Hakkasan Group nightlife merger

April 5th, 2017

When Hakkasan Group acquired Light Group in 2014, the deal sent serious shockwaves up and down the Strip. It appears to be happening all over again.

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