Now a week after officially opening Javier's wants everyone to know that it's open.
The official press release from Aria contains some details on the decor within the sprawling 9,000-square-foot Mexican joint that takes over the former Union space.
Designer Dodd Mitchell created the Moorish feel for the space. The lounge features 4,000 metal nail heads while the leather booths contain corset-style lacing. Many of the design touches within feature a Mexican feel, with hand-crafted pottery from Guadalajara, Mexico, reclaimed vintage belts on the windows and door frames and abalone tiles covering the walls and ceiling in the private dining room.
The bar, surrounded by rope strands that create a canopy, features a vintage roulette-inspired metal bar topped with African Ziricote wood. Guests can even charge their phones from four chargers embedded in the bar.
Another decor tidbit — "the world's largest piece of chainsaw art." At 3,000 pounds and spanning 25 feet, the artwork from J. Chester Armstrong features five 5- by 10-foot panels that show the Mayan Creation myth and modern Mexican history. "Hundreds of Día de los Muertos-inspired skeletons dance, mourn, laugh, weep and romance their way across the panels as guests discover hundreds of hidden elements on a five-part journey from the dark Tree of Death to redemption in the Tree of Life," the press release says.
Javier's, which has outposts in Southern California, offers lunch service from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and dinner service until 2 a.m.
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