Here's the final piece of the puzzle for Fremont East. Zappos tycoon Tony Hsieh plans to open an entertainment venue on the southeastern corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street.
Eater Vegas learned that the former two-story, 15,317-square-foot 7-Eleven building received a special use permit for a proposed tavern. Hsieh purchased the building, which already houses the Downtown Cocktail Room and the Griffin, for $4.1 million in March.
Plans call for a 142-seat theater in the space, along with an espresso bar, rooftop balcony and more.
No timeframe has been set for the opening, but architect Craig Sean Palacios cryptically tweeted in January that he was working on "a new Urban Lounge Downtown Las Vegas." Palacios' name is attached to the new project. He's also responsible for the look of Natalie Young's upcoming Eat at 707 Carson St.
In March, Hsieh said he planned to convert the building into a "gathering place for community groups, entrepreneurs and others who want to work in downtown Las Vegas."
The hours of operation will be from 7 a.m. through 2 a.m., seven days a week.
When completed, the space plans to employ 20.
Park on Fremont, Radio City Pizzeria and Commonwealth are just some of the other new businesses going on that block.
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