Here's Food Networkperson Giada De Laurentiis explaining why she opened her first restaurant in Las Vegas versus NYC or LA: "The other spaces were just existing or failed restaurants where there wasn't much to do but maybe some new paint, new carpet and put my name on it. I just never felt a connection... I saw this space when it was a two-floor parking garage. I walked it. I looked at that view and thought it was wrong to let those cars have this view all those years." [Las Vegas Weekly][Photo: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com]
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