The unloved food court at Caesars Palace, themed as the Cypress Street Marketplace, has begun a much-needed upgrade. Already gone is Java Coast, the coffee and pastry outpost that also resides across the street at Bally's Las Vegas. The java will instead soon be served by the ubiquitous Starbucks chain, who are pumping $450,000 in estimated construction costs into the 1,688-square-foot space.
An additional 10,803-square-foot of the raised area will receive $250,000 in construction changes.
The impossible to guess concept for the food court is officially "an innovative Napa-style "picnic in the park" atmosphere." The original and even more confusing concept required you to pick up a card on entry, have it swiped each time you picked up an item at a vendor and then paid the total on the way out. This was ultimately dumped for the current roster of individual fast-food spots with the tough to confuse names of Slice, Sandwich, Ole, Burgers, Bar BQ and Ah So. Replacements or upgrades to these eateries have yet to be revealed.
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