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Exclusive: Apple Is Coming Plus All the Dining Options at Downtown Summerlin

Apple is coming! And Eater Vegas continues our exclusive reveals of dining at Downtown Summerlin.

The future home of Apple
The future home of Apple
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Eater Vegas can exclusively reveal a dream tenant for Downtown Summerlin is finally on the way. Apple is confirmed to open a 7,205-square-foot, single level store located on the still under construction Festival Plaza Drive. It will be located between BCBG Max Azria and the Danish fashion import Lindbergh/ 4 Ever Men clothing store set to feature an iCafe within the 69,372-square-foot two-level men’s boutique. The Australian retail locations of Lindbergh are coincidentally well known for selling Apple products and they even promote them as destinations "where customers can relax over lunch and view the news on the Cafe's iPads."

Apple has earmarked an estimated $2 million construction budget for their store, with California team MBH Architects aligned with the project. Recent design issues include the creation of a Barrisol "light fabric ceiling" to improve on the rectangular box interior. An unmistakable image of an Apple store had been included in the renderings of the Downtown Summerlin project for over a year, either a case of wishful thinking, luck or astute forward planning.

With less than a month before their Oct. 9 grand opening, Downtown Summerlin remains very tentative about offering full and helpful descriptions of their shopping and dining options, with most of the high profile tenants first revealed by Eater Vegas. With 32 possibilities for dining across the 1.6 million-square-foot footprint, ranging from very quick snacks to upscale casual dining, not all future residents have been receiving equal hype. If the lackluster descriptions and promotion continues, it will be in the hands and wallets of the customers to discover the full range of options for this mammoth indoor/outdoor mall.

Recently buried in a news dump of future dining locales was a single reference to Rice Republic. Not revealed was the full title of Rice Republic Sushi & Noodle Bar and an explanation that this is a new venture created by Hig Management, the force behind F.A.M.E. at The Linq that just opened the pan-Asian Yong Kang Street Dumpling & Noodle House at Paris Las Vegas. Rice Republic will sit next to Grape Street Café & Wine Bar on the Promenade pedestrian district. A $245,000 budgeted construction plan will fill 2,341 square feet.

Even the arrival of Bonanno's New York Pizzeria has been undersold by the mall. Known as a staple of Las Vegas Strip food courts, out in Summerlin, this beefy 3,311-square-foot pizza venture carries a hefty $700,000 estimate for construction. It will be located in a useful spot just behind the five-screen Regal Summerlin 5 cinema.

While "spec suites" are still being created and a mega-tenant for the empty, third major anchor space is still to be found, it is possible new restaurants could still pop up. In the meantime here are the confirmed final dining destinations that will begin rolling out after Oct. 9.

Andiron Steak & Sea
Bonanno's New York Pizzeria
California Pizza Kitchen
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop
CRAVE Restaurant
Crazy Pita
Earl of Sandwich
Five Guys Burgers & Fries
Gelato Messina
Grape Street Café & Wine Bar
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Moe’s Southwest Grill
MTO Café
Nekter Juice Bar
Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant
Panda Express
Pieology Pizzeria
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews
Ribs & Burgers
Rice Republic
ROC Resto Lounge & Fashion
Sushi Loca
Trader Joe's
Trattoria Reggiano
Wetzel's Pretzels
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
Wonderland Bakery
Zaba’s Mexican Grill