Tony Hsieh's interactive community hangout on Fremont wants to get even more social. The redevelopment of a former 7-Eleven building on the southeastern corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street into the Inspire Theater is expanding with renewed focus on its rooftop and an outside dining area on Fremont Street.
A 235-square-foot outdoor section is being worked into the plans for sipping directly on Fremont Street and directly across from the future beer garden at Park On Fremont.
Eater Vegas first revealed the depth of the project back in September. Some updates have been implemented and the 1,452-square-foot rooftop deck, which wraps around the top of the building, will be now be more accessible. A "secret passage to the roof" had been included in the initial proposal. A small, second floor "secret bar" is still part of the current concept.
The building redevelopment was conceived as a space for locals to sit, work, learn and interact. Inside will include a two story 142-seat auditorium, an espresso bar, open work areas, an international newsstand and a second floor lounge and bar. Closed office space will be located on upstairs.
As a perceived focal point for visitors walking to Fremont East, new signs will increase the height of the building up to 48 feet. Opening hours are planned for 7 a.m. through 2 a.m., seven days a week, with a tentative start date scheduled for the first quarter of 2013.
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