It took eight years, but the owners of The Venue Las Vegas have considerable sized proof of the benefits of sticking to a business plan. And over a year since Eater Vegas first uncovered the owner's ambitions to revive moribund plans to build on Fremont East, the final section of the Venue's frame is in place and construction teams are working toward a still promised, but still optimistic spring 2015 debut.
Located one block from the Container Park, the 36,000-square-foot event space is designed to host parties, meeting events, mitzvahs and weddings with room for up to 2,000 guests spread over three floors. Individual areas are available to rent with built-in audio and visual support.
The original concept was pitched as hosting a permanent comedy room and pizza lounge to mirror the set up of owner Victor Perrillo's original Venue, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Over the last 12 months, references to a pizza joint have quietly been dropped and the latest renderings posted on the Venue's Facebook page have turned the comedy room into another customizable event space.
Also absent from the latest renderings, the open to the public V2, Virtue & Vice Lounge, once described as an "upscale bar and lounge featuring specialty drinks and small plates."
It remains to be seen how much of The Venue's activities will ultimately be curated for the general public, like regular ticketed concerts, or if the concept has fully morphed into a downtown mecca for event planners.