Now that the Smith Center for the Performing Arts is ready to open its doors, the Las Vegas City Council is wondering when chef Charlie Palmer will start construction on the boutique luxury hotel/restaurant he’s planning to build at downtown’s Symphony Park.
“Palmer’s business associate, Richard Kaufman, told the council they don’t have a firm plan for getting started yet on the 371-room project.”
One issue for Palmer is who his potential neighbors could be. The city has a number of agreements with potential partners to build anything from residential projects and street-level retail shops to a major hotel and casino and even a sports arena project and entertainment district on the project’s north side.
Palmer paid out $489,000 to hold on to the property and he has two years to work out the financing for the project.
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