Starbucks has dropped a strong hint that its rumored concept store might be coming to Las Vegas. Eater Vegas can confirm a Starbucks will be take over the former Kiton space at CityCenter and in the process, allocated a hefty construction budget.
The 2,861-square-foot Starbucks project with room for 132 has publicly earmarked $734,000. Starbucks normally allocates $450,000 to build a new cafe. This space was formerly occupied by upscale men's clothing store, Kiton, who relocated inside the neighboring up-market shopping mall Crystals earlier this year.
Sitting on the Strip, these three retail spaces oddly fall under Crystals' real estate umbrella despite their separate location and appearing to be part of the Mandarin Oriental hotel. Starbucks new neighbors will include the already opened Pinkberry and an unknown tenant in the former Carolina Herrera boutique. Earlier this year, a venture branded I Am Burgers & Brews applied for a construction permit for that spot. That application has since been closed.
As previously revealed, another Starbucks is being built on the upper level of Aria. It replaces Sweet Chill, which offered gelato and savory bites. Next door to this remodel, Aria is creating a "sundries store" for grab-and-go snacks and drinks, a mini version of Elements, their large hotel gift shop located directly below. Starbucks is projecting an early spring opening date for this particular site.
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