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High hopes for High Roller observation wheel

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At 550 feet, Las Vegas' High Roller is the world's tallest observation wheel, and some folks are getting their first views from the top.

Clark County issued an official operating permit for the attraction this week.

While there is no official opening date, employees at The LINQ entertainment district say the wheel is opening in just a few days. Many of them are scheduled to preview the ride over the weekend. 

"It's an amazing engineering feet. We're so lucky to be close by to it," said Courtney Saavedra, Marketing Director for Kitson, a three-story retailer days away from opening in The LINQ. She and her staff are looking forward to taking the High Roller for a spin Sunday.

"You see it from all over Las Vegas. Everyone's going to want to come see the view of the city from there, and you have the perfect view of Kitson from the observation wheel" said Saavedra, who hopes those riding the wheel wander to her store.

A few doors down, business is picking up during Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas' third week. General Manager Andrew Economon says he was thoroughly impressed by the attraction when he rode it two weeks ago and anticipates a boost in business when it opens.

"The bottom of the (High Roller) is 200 feet from our front door. We're pretty excited about that, getting more and more people in there, not just to experience Brooklyn Bowl but to experience the entire LINQ project. It's pretty amazing for Las Vegas," Economon said.

The Singapore Flyer in Singapore was the world's next tallest observation at 541-feet tall.

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