Next to go at the MGM Grand? Studio Cafe, the three-meal restaurant that closes this Saturday to go through a renovation. When it reopens, it will be called Avenue Bar & Grill and serve up breakfast, lunch and dinner 24 hours a day. Look for it to debut this summer.
The MGM Grand has been undergoing what it's calling the Grand Renovation are so comprehensive that the resort set up its own Website to tout the changes. Of course, the biggest change comes at the front of the MGM Grand where Hakkasan is building a five-story restaurant, nightclub and lounge in the former Studio 54 space. The massive Hakkasan plans to open in April. Already the large video screens are in place at the front of the resort and the crane came down.
Michael Mina's Seablue closed in August to make way for Pub 1842, a gastropub coming from Michael Mina. The still not officially announced restaurant will have Pullman booths and an elevated dining area in the lounge along with wooden stools circling the central bar and draft beer piped in from a new keg room.
And Nobhill Tavern gets ready to bid adieu to the MGM Grand on March 30. Michael Mina opened the restaurant 12 years ago, but the tavern closes to make way for a new restaurant from Michael Morton, who has La Cave Food & Wine Hideaway at Wynn Las Vegas and the coming La Comida in Downtown Las Vegas.
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