Nine months after Eater Vegas first revealed it would happen and an impressively dogged seven years after the project was first proposed, The Venue Las Vegas has broken ground on their Fremont East site. Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman was front and center with the symbolic shovel.
Located a block from the Container Park, the forthcoming 36,000-square-foot event space is designed to host parties, meeting events, mitzvahs and weddings with room for up to 2,000 guests. Original plans called for a comedy room and pizza lounge to mirror the set up of owner Victor Perrillo's original Venue, in Scottsdale, Ariz. The current press release makes no mention of pies or stand-ups.
Non-event guests will be able to visit their V2 lounge, abbreviated from Virtue & Vice, set to be open nightly open to the public when the Venue isn't bought out. The concept is described as an "upscale bar and lounge featuring specialty drinks and small plates."
Probably unknown to the owners, during World War II over 3,000 German V-2 rocket missiles bombed allied targets, killing over 9,000 civilians. The name V-2 also became synonymous with thousands of laborers forced to work in concentration camp conditions to manufacture the V-2 rockets.
This V2 and the rest of the Venue are being built from scratch on a now flat plot of land and anticipate a February 2015 debut.
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