Address: 707 Fremont St.
Status: Opens at 1 p.m.
At long last, the 56,000-square-foot Container Park from Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and his Downtown Project urban redevelopment company opens this afternoon to showcase dining options, boutiques and more in pre-built shipping containers and purpose-built "X Cube" building structures.
Enter through Fremont Street to access the park that contains The Catalyst Dome, a 360-degree video projection space, the fire-breathing praying mantis from Burning Man and a 24-foot Swiss Family Robinson tree house.
The Container Park itself will be free of charge and open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays and until 1 a.m on weekends. Retailers open at 10 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. during the week and 11 p.m. on weekends. Restaurants open at 11 a.m. close at 11 p.m. and stay open until 1 a.m. weekends. Individual tenants can choose their own schedules within those park guidelines. Curfew hours for those under 21 will apply when necessary.
Here's a look at all the food and beverage options anticipated in the park:
Bin 702: 16 wines on tap, fresh salads and paninis. Participants in this venture will be opening O Face Donuts at the nearby John E. Carson Hotel redevelopment.
Big Ern's BBQ: Local favorites selling slow smoked barbecued meats with beer on tap, coleslaw and barbecue beans.
The Boozery: From Michael Cornthwaite, this "playful and rustic concept" is the only full bar in the park. Beer on tap, wine by the glass, liquor and mixed drinks.
Pinches Tacos: The legendary, celebrity-approved casual Mexican food chain comes to Nevada.
Pork and Beans: Celebrity chef Kerry Simon and Hell's Kitchen season eight winner Nona Sivley will serve artisan sausage, beer and beans. They will also be working together on a new restaurant at the John E. Carson Hotel, a block away.
Las Vegas Kettle Corn: Kettle popped corn, air popped corn lemonade shakers and Las Vegas logoed novelties.
Sweet Spot Candy Shop: A second sweet treat outpost from a longtime Downtown business.
CupKates: The Tivoli Village store expands downtown to include cupcakes, desserts and "children's dress up" teas parties.
Simply Pure: Raw vegan food and juices from Stacey Dougan, a former specialty vegan chef at Wynn Las Vegas.
· All Coverage of the Container Park [~ELV~]