The Boulevard, the multi-million dollar makeover of the Monte Carlo's Strip-facing front plaza, has landed its final tenant. The remodel will add water features, trees and garden walls to the open pedestrian boulevard, plus unveil five new dining experiences. Already the water is flowing, trees are being planted and now a spring debut is being touted by one of the most eagerly anticipated new residents.
800 Degrees [Photo: Bradley Martin]
Joining Sambalatte, Yusho, 800 Degrees and the Double Barrel Roadhouse will be 2,785 square feet of BLVD Creamery, a presumed, elevated ice cream joint. Construction costs were initially projected at $184,585.
The space is wedged flush between Diablos Cantina Mexican restaurant and the third locally created Sambalatte coffee lounge and espresso bar. Unlike Sambalatte, the creamery has no direct access into the casino.
800 Degress and Double Barrel Roadhouse [Photo: Bradley Martin]
Mirroring the south side design, on the opposite side of the entrance another curved shaped building will house Yusho, the first non-Chicago outpost of chef Matthias Merges' Japanese grill and noodle house. The restaurant's official Twitter page now says to expect an opening in April. Next door, the rapidly expanding 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria chain from California will occupy 3,278 square feet of space and also feature an outdoor patio, directly facing the Strip.
Double Barrel Roadhouse [Photo: Bradley Martin]
Perpendicular to these these curved structures is the speedily progressing Double Barrel Roadhouse, an "old-world rustic barn saloon" concept from SBE set to feature live music and large portions of comfort food. A destructive fire earlier this month has not slowed work on the exterior, including the addition of doors, windows and weathered siding. An "early 2014" opening date is all SBE will hint for this 12,000-square-foot fancy hootenanny joint.
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