Chili's Grill & Bar will be adding a balcony with swanky views to their forthcoming flagship Las Vegas restaurant at the Hawaiian Marketplace. As first revealed by Eater Vegas, the casual Tex Mex-inspired Chili's Grill & Bar chain will become the major tenant of the Hawaiian-themed outdoor mall that has struggled in recent years. The two-story Chili's will fit into 8,655-square-feet, but first needs to remove a symbol commemorating Las Vegas' close ties to Hawaii and unofficial status as The Ninth Island.
Chili's second floor exterior dining balcony will seat 82 and include views of the Strip and CityCenter directly across the street. With room for 248 inside, the restaurant will feature a bar adjacent to the main dining room. Planned opening hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Just so you won't miss it, a new 204-square-foot adverting tower will be topped by the company's iconic "pepper" logo, lit up in neon.
The gold-robed statue protecting the mall is of Hawaiian King Kamehameha, who ruled from 1795 to 1819 and is a replica of the original found in Honolulu, Hawaii. The existing rock structure at the base of the statue will also be removed once construction starts.
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