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The Central from Big Daddy Carlos Has Big Plans for Downtown

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Big Dreams from Big Daddy Carlos on Fremont East include 24-hour dining.

The Central rendering
The Central rendering
Langdon Wilson International

"Big Daddy" Carlos Adley has bigger ambitions for Fremont East. Twenty-story big. The operator of Fremont Country Club and Backstage Bar & Billiards has plans to build a commercial, hotel and residential hybrid at 610 Fremont, right behind those venues on the existing parking lot and all under the umbrella name of The Central.

Earlier this week, without ever taking off his cowboy hat while standing before the Planning Commission, Adley presented his plans for the 20-story tall concept. Retail and dining would be on floors one and two, filling 84,942 square feet of commercial space, with 162 residential units on floors three through 10. The hotel lobby and amenities are on 11 and 128 hotel rooms are located from 12 to the roof. Plans include space set aside for a lobby cafe, a buffet, a restaurant, a bar and game room. A fitness center, main pool and two smaller roof pools are also penciled in.

Competing with his own businesses directly below, The Central will also find room for two levels of ballroom and live music venues.

For dining, Adley claimed there was already nationwide interest from big-name chefs interested in the project and the pitch describes the restaurants as "a diverse curated offering of neighborhood, boutique and food and beverage establishments." "Boutique" was the magic word of the presentation, describing the dining, the live-work environment and also the hotel, which a written proposal claims "will provide a timeless and unprecedented way to the experience the City of Las Vegas as a place."

Retail is proposed to be open from 7 a.m to 2 a.m and restaurants are listed as being available 24 hours a day.

Once all approvals are in place, Adley stated ground breaking could occur within six months, once project funding is fully secured. Which it is currently not.

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