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Shock: The True Scope of the Huge Tropicana Makeover

Tropicana Las Vegas
Tropicana Las Vegas
Rendering RKF

New details and renderings of the huge dreams for the Tropicana Las Vegas reveal the extent of a bold ambition first revealed by Eater Vegas. Retail experts, RKF, a national real estate firm, offer a detailed prospectus for potential tenants in an enormous, 275,000-square-foot makeover of the resort. The property overhaul includes two Strip-facing restaurants with dining terraces, a new food court, a retail anchor and penciled-in plans for more than two dozen stores.

Shops%20at%20Tropicana%20rendering%2011-5-2013.jpgTropicana Las Vegas [Rendering RKF]

Restaurant: Impossible host Robert Irvine recently announced he was looking for restaurant space at the Tropicana. If he chooses to move into one of the proposed big windowed vacancies, he'll occupy a corner, casino level space, featuring either 8,557 or 6,040-square-foot of prime real estate. Both include separate dining terraces with views of the busy intersection hosting rival Excalibur and New-York New-York resorts.

To the side of the restaurants will reside the main retail anchor of the project, currently a pharmacy. Both CVS and Walgreen's are a familiar presence on the Las Vegas Strip and a familiar Walgreens style font is used on signage in the rendering. Space has already been carefully carved out by architects for multiple stores on the casino, mezzanine and upper retail level.

Tropicana%20Las%20Vegas%2011-5-2013.jpgTropicana Las Vegas [Photo: Bradley Martin]

Five restaurants have been assigned to the food court, ranging in size from 601 to 950 square feet. They will be located on the casino floor and are only accessible from inside the Tropicana.

The two existing bridges that connect the property to the MGM Grand and Excalibur will remain and will now lead guests directly into the mezzanine retail mall.

Tropicana%20Las%20Vegas%2011-5-2013%202.jpgTropicana Las Vegas [Photo: Bradley Martin]

The interior design is described as possessing a "casual elegance" and combines with an "energetic South Beach architectural theme." The mall exterior will add multiple panels of new lighting and electronic advertising banners. Construction will eliminate most of the outdoor park now occupied by AstroTurf and half-hearted landscaping, reclaim the current main entrance and stretch the concept back to the side casino entrance on Tropicana Avenue.

The first public discussion of this project will be presented to the Paradise Town board later this month.
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