Sad news for adventurous Downtown diners. It looks like you'll have to wait a lot longer to enjoy Northern Indian or Punjab-inspired cuisine on Fremont Street. An insider has tipped Eater Vegas the well-advanced plans for Northwest local's favorite Saffron Flavors of India to open a second location at the City Center Motel have been delayed.
With plans to be located directly across from the Container Park entrance, the downtown Saffron is now looking to debut in the fall of 2015. As Eater Vegas first revealed, the substantial project calls for the demolishing of the existing swimming pool and creating from scratch a 72-seat restaurant and bar with an open patio with room for 20. Planned to be decorated with authentic Indian art and supplying a roster of of live performances, Saffron's outdoor deck will host views of Fremont Street and the Container Park's fire-breathing preying mantis statue.
In the meantime the original Saffron location is not going away and will also continue once the Downtown project is finally up and running.
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