Vacant for four years, it finally looks like there will be a shot in the arm for Henderson's Pinnacle Building on Water Street. James Wikes is pushing forward with his ambition of placing an urban lounge on the long shuttered ground floor. Named Berwick's, owner and manager Wikes is also well under way in gaining approval to add 15 slot machines into the space.
The ground floor of the commercial Pinnacle Building features enclosed patios but has been the site of three failed restaurants.
This move is a culmination of a revitalization plan first proposed last August by Tim Brooks, chairman-elect of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce. With his brother Mike and their Agua Street Gaming company, they purchased the struggling three-story Pinnacle Building for the fire-sale price of $510,000 from the city's Redevelopment Agency. The 16,063-square-foot Pinnacle sits across from the convention center.
Last year, the brothers explained their mission was to renovate the building and "open an urban lounge on the first floor...the first of up to five in the area. "
The Berwick's lounge is expected to pass through the Henderson City Council approval process.
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