The much loved, much missed, but long shuttered Rosemary's Restaurant will not be reincarnated at the Reed Whipple Cultural Center. Rosemary's Café from chef Mike Jordan and his wife Wendy was expected to become a highlight of the Center and provide a "a re-imagined twist on their storied Las Vegas restaurant."
The earmarked Rosemary's Café space will now instead become "a 250-seat jazz club." Optimistic original plans had called for the restaurant to operate as "an upscale eatery and bar with an outdoor terrace facing the mountains."
The $45 million arts complex project will continue and perhaps, someday, host two resident theater companies, the Nevada Repertory and the Las Vegas Shakespeare Company.The Review-Journal reports if construction on the building begins in late 2015, it will ultimately include a "499-seat main stage, a 199-seat studio theater, a lounge and an Opportunity Village art gallery. "
Rosemary's Restaurant shuttered in July 2011 after 12 years serving dishes like andouille-crusted duck confit and Hugo's Texas BBQ Shrimp.
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