Now we know who, and what, will finally be replacing Hamada of Japan at the Hughes Center. The former Japanese restaurant is being demolished to create a 12,138-square-foot casual food destination with five tenants all featuring their own outdoor patios, accented with landscape planters and views stretching to the Hard Rock Hotel and Bahama Breeze next door.
The Hughes Center shared with the Review-Journal that the future tenants will be Chipotle, Panera Bread, Jamba Juice, Pieology Pizzeria and The Habit Burger Grill.
Earlier this week, Eater Vegas revealed the first Pieology in Las Vegas will arrive at Downtown Summerlin. The pizza chain, created by the family of tennis champion Michael Chang, creates their "kustom" pizzas from scratch and cooks in under five minutes, providing customers with more than 30 toppings and five different sauce choices to add to their pie.
The five buildings in this new complex range in size from 3,883 square feet with enough room for 259, to a 1,440-square-foot spot for 96 occupants. The second largest tenant can fit 156 diners.
The Habit Burger Grill location will be the first in Las Vegas for the "charburger" franchise, but the Irvine-based company announced in May it has plans to bring 15 of their restaurants to the city. A contract for another unnamed location has already been signed.
Habit Burger specializes in char-grilled patties with topping options like mushrooms and Swiss, barbecue sauce and bacon, or Teriyaki sauce and a pineapple ring. Other options include grilled sandwiches, salads, tempura green beans and a range of shakes and sundaes.
No timetable for the completion of the Hughes Center building was announced.
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