More Downtown Development

As Downtown Project cools down, more development around the city is starting to perk up. From retail and dining to multiple residential buildings, these upcoming projects will silence all the Downtown haters. Here is a sample of what’s to come.

The Venice

Developer and Las Vegas native Addison Thom has multiple projects in the works in the Downtown area, including the massive 20,000-square foot, three-story building (pictured above) popping up on 197 E. California. The second and third floors of the building are dedicated to office spaces and an undisclosed 24-hour restaurant will set up shop on the bottom floor. The Venice’s ribbon cutting is slated for the end of June. The offices should be moved into the Venice by July while the restaurant is not expected to open until later in the year.

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1st and Main rendering

1st and Main

Developer Jonathan Kermani, owner of ArtSQUARE and The Arts Factory, is transforming two lots of land on 1025 Main St. into dining, retail and gallery spaces. The 20,000-square-foot three-building complex is currently under construction and is set to open September 2016.

Two of the three buildings are designed with rooftop patios (each with elevators) for restaurants or bar/lounge concepts. Each building is designed to have 16-foot ceilings, tall windows, and interior patios. Ground floor patios face Main and First Streets, which can be used for dining and drinking establishments. There will also be a pedestrian art corridor spanning Bonneville Avenue to Boulder Plaza.

Kermani says they are looking for tenants to grow with the Arts District. As of now, the Burlesque Hall of Fame and high-end recording equipment manufacturer and recording studio owned by Peter Gabriel, Solid State Logic, signed leases. It is uncertain whether the Burlesque Hall of Fame will stay in their current location in the Emergency Arts building.


1018 S. Main St.

The old Attic building, 1018 S. Main St.

Also owned by Thom, the old vintage shop will soon be the home to two new concepts from a well-respected chef and leading bartenders in Las Vegas’s culinary and beverage scene. An urban lounge equally splits the bottom floor with a neighboring restaurant. Each establishment is around 2,500 square feet with rear patios.

Both projects were approved by City Council, but Thom requested to keep the projects under wraps until each receives their proper licensing. Thom says they are going to bring an organic feel to Downtown and assures he is not going to fill up the spaces with Starbucks and Denny’s. Small office spaces will be available on the top floor of the building.

Eclipse Theaters

Construction for the highly anticipated Eclipse Theaters, located on 804 S. Third St., should be complete late August and we will all be eating popcorn in leather chaise lounges by September 2016. Each of the eight theaters will have full-service dining with reclining seats with movable trays. (The menu consists of finger foods that are easy to eat in the dark such as wagyu sliders and chicken wing lollipops). Guests can also eat at the in-house restaurant. There will be a bar/lounge area in the lobby that is designed to resemble a modern hotel with glass and stone elements.

The third level has two VIP box suites, each fitting up to 10 people, with premium seating and controlled sound systems. VIP guests get special dining and drink packages. Also on the third floor is a 4,300-square-foot private event space.


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Turmeric Flavors of India

The North Indian restaurant on 700 Fremont St. hit some construction speed bumps last year, but according to co-owner Rajesh Patel, the building should be complete by mid-June and they are hoping to open by late July or early August.

The two-story, 6,000-square-foot restaurant will have a dining area on the bottom floor and an open-air bar area overlooking Container Park on the top.


Atomic Kitchen

Atomic Kitchen

When driving down Fremont East you will notice that Atomic Kitchen’s shell is almost complete. Owner Lance Johns is converting the 1040s garage, where scenes from the mobster movie “Casino” were filmed, into a 3,268-square foot restaurant  neighboring Atomic Liquors. Johns is aiming to open late July early August, but this could potentially change.

623 S. 4th St. (Downtown Sanchez?)

Located across from the Juhl is an unnamed Tijuanaesque tavern that was once proposed as Downtown Sanchez. The architect behind the project, IZ Design Studio, is connecting the two sides of the building by knocking down the center wall, replacing the roof and building a new deck. The 1,224-square-foot building has a center bar that fits around 25 people. One of the main features of the tavern is the outdoor space that includes a front patio with sofas and two-seater coffee tables and a large back yard filled with bench-style seating and picnic tables. It is uncertain who the owners are and when the project will be completed.

Additional Projects

Corner Building in the Arts District and The Huntridge Center rehabilitation project continue to take shape. DTLV previously covered each project in more detail. Read more by using the links above.

UPDATE: Corner Building recently signed a lease with Tacos Huevos, a casual restaurant concept from Los Angeles.  A groundbreaking ceremony will take place on June 2. 


301 E. Charleston

From local developer Addison Thom, The Mona Lisa apartment complex is going to be demolished and a new multifamily housing complex will be built from the ground up. The 400 to 1000-square-foot apartments are targeted toward the 25 to 35-year-old crowd. There will be around 50 units available starting around $700 per month. Construction should be complete by spring 2017.


On the Southeast corner of Fremont and Ninth Streets, 901 Fremont LLC, an affiliate of Downtown Project, and the Wolff Company recently broke ground on the latest multifamily residential project. The five-story building will include 231 units and 15,000 square feet of retail space.

Amenities include a resident lounge, pool, quartz counter tops, under-mounted sinks, custom tile backsplashes and stainless steel appliances. Downtown Project spokeswoman Maria Phelan said prices for units have not been determined. Construction is expected to be complete the summer of 2017.

Fourth Street Near Garces

Not yet approved, a proposed five-story mixed-use residential building with 1,188-square-feet of retail space is being presented in front of City Council on June 15. If approved, the building will have 16 one-bedroom units and 16 two-bedroom units taking up the top four the five floors. There will also be a rooftop patio and parking.

The Canvas Apartments

LIMG_1715ocated on 1511 Casino Center Dr., the old Casino Center Suites weekly motel was renovated into 73 micro-living spaces ranging from 275-square-foot to 450-square feet with units starting at $650 per month. One 900-square-foot unit is currently being updated. So far, the majority of interior renovations are complete with new vinyl wood flooring, painted cabinets and quartz counter tops. The building is currently at 33 percent occupancy. The exterior is in the process of being remolded and is expected to be complete mid-to-late fall.

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