The front door may be papered over, but there is movement away from prying eyes at Bobby Flay's flagship-sized Bobby's Burger Palace. As first revealed by Eater Vegas, the 5,000-square-foot project will be taking over a former Carolina Herrera boutique at the Crystals luxury mall annex, situated in front of the Mandarin Oriental. And they have a budget to match the fancy new digs.
This will be the largest Burger Palace in Flay's steadily expanding national empire and the furthest western location. They currently operate 15 casual eateries, serving ten signature burgers, each with a regional influence.
One million dollars have been publicly estimated for the construction budget, with a maximum occupancy of 203 customers. Howell Belanger Castelli Architects are heading up the project, the masterminds behind the look at other BBP locations including the latest in Woodbridge, Virgina.
Flay's longtime trusted restaurant partner Laurence Kretchmer is overseeing the project. BBP will be neighbored by Pinkberry on one side and a concept Starbucks store on the other. During its fashion boutique incarnation, a large Strip-facing video wall above operated above its front entrance. It is still in place and operational if needed. The Palace has been hiring staff since July and construction should start soon.
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