Park on Fremont, the beer garden and gastropub concept from Michael Parks and Justin Weniger is rushing to open the first week of February. Complicated work on re-vamping the former Maharaja Hookah Lounge at 506 Fremont St. forced them to miss their projected New Year's Eve debut and a promised Jan. 15 launch.
Long considered an unattractive focal point for new visitors entering the Fremont East district, the corner property is being totally upgraded with a $895,000 budget. The extent of the financial investment and the visual upgrade to the area is enough for the Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency to approve two financials grants for the development
The agency awarded $19,500 for visually improving the neighborhood and up to $50,000 will be distributed via a "Quick Start" program created by agency to encourage new businesses. Twelve full-time employees will brought on board.
An agency representative explained to the Las Vegas City Council that structural issues and difficult work on the sewer system were partly to blame for the delay. The open parking surface adjacent to the bar will be re-surfaced to permit actual parking on Fremont. There is also the option to expand the building and seating onto this parking area in the future.
Renderings for the space indicate a rustic design approach and a beer garden with wrought iron, trees and park benches. The fencing will hide you away from the parking lot.
Parks and Weniger opened their other Fremont East bar, Commonwealth in December.
· All Coverage of Park on Fremont [~ELV~]