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Harvest & Larder
Bradley Martin

Your Massive Guide to Drinking and Dining Options Coming to Downtown Las Vegas

Twenty-eight new downtown destinations are on the horizon. Some arrive as soon as this month, others are a dream away.

Gone are the days of waiting on Tony Hsieh and the Downtown Project to inject new life into the downtown scene. New faces and ideas are coming soon and in new locations, no longer tethered to Fremont Street. They range from themed bars to sources of international flavors, to just another solid place to grab a quick bite.

Here are 28 of the most prominent new ventures arriving in the months ahead.

Art of Flavors

Art of Flavors

Location: 1616 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
The Situation: Shuttered since February, when gelato maestro Desyreé G. Alberganti split with partners and next door neighbor Viva Las Arepas. Construction work has begun on remodeling the interior and the owners plan to relaunch under the same Art of Flavors banner.
Opening: "Reopening soon."
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Arts District Bar

Arts District Bar

Location: 1115 Casino Center Drive
The Situation: Once named A Certain Gentleman and then re-dubbed The Hawthorne, Brittany Michelle Davis' two year project to open an Arts District speakeasy finally flamed-out late last year. Despite publicly protesting that all was well, her landlord was equally publicly trying to find a new tenant for the space. And still is. The 1,000-square-foot bar, plus patio, is available to anyone with a lease budget of $5,000 a month and some ideas on how to remodel the interior.
Opening: ?
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Art District Plaza

Art District Plaza

Location: 1025 S. Main St.
The Situation: A bold plan to tear down the former Gainsburg Studio, The Attic and The Las Vegas Ballet School to create 14,410-square-foot of new space adjacent to the Boulder Plaza public park. Early plans call for retail, street art, a fountain and the building of a self-contained restaurant row. The ownership paperwork has been signed, but construction work has yet to begin.
Opening: Late winter 2016?
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Ben’s Southern Kitchen

Ben's Southern Kitchen

Location: 917 Fremont St.
The Players: Chef and Food Network host Ben Vaughn
The Situation: Located right next door to Atomic Liquors, Ben's Southern Kitchen will feature the TV chef's take on a "meat and three" dining experience, accompanied by three Southern sides.
Opening: Late spring or early summer.
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Cafe 316

Cafe 316

Location: 316 Bridger Ave.
The Situation: Ace Bar & Restaurant Equipment owner Jerry Perez and wife Brenda have remodeled the shuttered Big D Original Italian Subs and will soon begin serving their neighbors in the busy business district with coffee, wraps, soup, salads, smoothies and his promised pulled pork sandwiches with homemade slaw.
Opening: April
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Chow

Chow

Location: 1020 Fremont St.
The Players: Chef Natalie Young of Eat.
The Situation: Branded "the Chicken and Chinese Joint" and located next door to Downtown's recently debuted bookstore The Writer's Block, Chow will occupy 2,278 square feet with 67 square feet of patio. Chef Young promises "Southern-style soul food with fine Chinese cuisine," and all eyes are on her much-anticipated spin on Southern fried chicken.
Opening: Early summer?
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Classic Jewel

Classic Jewel

Location: The Juhl, 353 East Bonneville Ave.
The Players: Newcomer and building resident Jerome Harry
The Situation: A classic car themed tavern with cocktails named after 1950s cars and entertainers. The decor will be decade appropriate and the soundtrack will include mid-century tracks played by a DJ or live acts two days per week.
Opening: Late spring
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Fergusons Motel

Fergusons Motel

Location: 1028 Fremont St.
The Players: Downtown Project
The Situation: Once planned as a multi-million dollar retail, dining, bar and workspace hub for the eastern end of Fremont Street, the 50,768-square-foot remodel of the 69-room Fergusons Motel is now rumored to be be on semi-permanent hold.
Opening: 2016 or never?
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Flippin' Good Burgers And Shakes

Flippin' Good Burgers & Shakes

Location: 505 Fremont St.
The Situation: Replacing shuttered Uncle Joe's Pizza and Kabob Korner, Resort Gaming Group's Flippin' Good Burgers concept promises Fremont East will host the "best burgers, fries and frozen custard in town...because fresh tastes better."
Opening: Summer
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Girls of Glitter Gulch Bar

Girls of Glitter Gulch Bar

Location: 20 Fremont Street Experience
The Situation: The Girls of Glitter Gulch strip club desire 674 square feet of bar in front of their venue, well known for its infamous signage. The aim is to get a piece of the outdoor Fremont Street bar action that includes neighbors Bar 46 at the Golden Nugget and Cowgirl Up Cantina and Whiskey Licker Bar at Binion's.
Opening: Summer?
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Glutton

Glutton

Location: 612 Carson St.
The Players: Bradley Manchester
The Situation: This neighborhood restaurant plans to feature whole roasted meats and fish from a wood-burning stove. Craft cocktails and beers will be served from the bar. Glutton plans to serve lunch and dinner, with room for 70 inside and 30 outside.
Opening: April
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Greens & Proteins

Greens & Proteins

Location: The Juhl, 353 East Bonneville Ave.
The Situation: Healthy cafe Greens & Proteins Healthy Kitchen brings its third location to the Juhl. Find sandwiches and wraps, pizzas, burgers, vegan, raw and vegetarian-friendly meals, smoothies, juices, and a full HCG diet menu.
Opening: Spring
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Harvest & Larder and Grazing Pig Charcuterie

Harvest & Larder and Grazing Pig Charcuterie

Location: 1130 S. Casino Center
The Players: Brian Howard and Corey Nyman
The Situation: Two restaurants sharing one kitchen, Harvest & Larder will pair seasonal ingredients with whole animals, seafood and vegetable-driven cuisine, "sourced as responsibly as possible from small farms that are local, regional and around the country." Grazing Pig Charcuterie will be a seasonal butcher shop and neighborhood sandwich counter that plans to have a seasonal menu as well, along with house-made charcuterie, artisanal cheeses, freshly baked breads, specialty cuts of heritage meats and soups and sandwiches.
Opening: Fall
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HOP Downtown

HOP Downtown

Location: 1310 S. Third St.
The Situation: Once prepped for the now-abandoned arrival of Tenaya Creek Brewery, the owners of the newly dubbed HOP Downtown are searching for urban lounge tenants to fill the vacant building. The space can seat as many as 91 inside and 20 on the patio.
Opening: Winter?
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Itsy Bitsy Ramen & Whisky

Itsy Bitsy Ramen & Whisky

Location: The Ogden, 150 Las Vegas Blvd. N.
The Players: Corner Bar Management, Martin Koleff, DJ Five and Downtown Project
The Situation: Japanese sake and Japanese whiskeys are the centerpieces behind the bar.
Opening: Late April
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Jury Room Bar

Jury Room Bar

Location: 321 S. Casino Center Blvd.
The Situation: Designed and themed like an actual courtroom and with room for only 32 inside, the Jury Room Bar intends to offer specialty cocktails named "after famous judges" and served by staff wearing "uniforms to resemble courtroom staff, bailiff's uniforms, judges robes."
Opening: Summer?
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Le Phõ

Le Phō

Location: The Juhl, 353 East Bonneville Ave.
The Players: District One Kitchen & Bar executive chef Khai Vu
The Situation: A Vietnamese restaurant slotted into the corner of the Juhl residential building and reportedly inspired by Le Thai and La Comida. Chef Vu has partnered with downtown fixture Puoy K. Premsrirut to create the right atmosphere and with IZ Design, who also worked on SHe Restaurant at Crystals, to create the look.
Opening: Late spring
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Pawn Plaza

Pawn Plaza

Location: 725 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
The Players: Rick Harrison of Gold & Silver Pawn Shop
The Situation: Harrison of Pawn Stars fame teams up with Rollin Smoke Barbeque for an Arkansas-style barbecue joint with a tavern on top and a balcony overlooking Las Vegas Boulevard dubbed Rick's Rollin Smoke Barbeque. Smoke's Poutinere and Rita's Italian Ice are also on the docket at this container park shopping plaza made from 72 multi-colored cubes.
Opening: July
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Saffron Flavors of India

Saffron Flavors of India

Location: 700 Fremont St.
The Situation: Northwest local's favorite Saffron Flavors of India hopes to open their second location at the City Center Motel on Fremont East. The much-delayed plans have recently been revived and feature a 72-seat restaurant and bar with an open patio with room for 20. The restaurant will be decorated with authentic Indian art and host a steady roster of live entertainment. Saffron's outdoor deck will include views of Fremont Street and the Container Park's fire-breathing preying mantis statue.
Opening: Fall
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Siegel's 1941

Siegel's 1941

Location: El Cortez Hotel & Casino
The Situation: A new 24-hour restaurant taking over The Flame Steakhouse at the El Cortez. The makeover will include a complete upgrade, adding vintage decor touches and "archival artwork" to create a concept described as a "step back in time, when steaks were steaks and wine was wine."
Opening: May
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Therapy

Therapy

Location: 520 E. Fremont St.
The Situation: A former Dollar Store$ shop on Fremont East is on its way to becoming a 4,149-square-foot restaurant and bar. Currently named Therapy, the concept will "host live entertainment at least twice a week and create a menu of "urban American" dishes served "Tapas style."
Opening: Summer?
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The Smashed Pig

The Smashed Pig

Location: 509 E. Fremont St.
The Situation: Husband and wife chef team Martin Swift and Linda Rodriguez will debut The Smashed Pig gastropub this summer inside a 1,860-square-foot former tattoo parlor. The menu will feature their twists on upscale U.K. pub grub, including the "Smashed Pig burger," chicken curry, a seared salmon burger, a roasted beet, bacon and goat cheese salad and meat pasties and pies.
Opening: Summer
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Vegenation

Vegenation

Location: 612 Carson St.
The Players: Donald Lemperle
The Situation: Next door to Glutton, a 100 percent vegan restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner spot.
Opening: April
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Walgreens

Walgreens Food Court

Location: 2417 Las Vegas Boulevard S.
The Situation: At 40,258-square-feet, the retail center sitting across from SLS Las Vegas and Bonanza Gifts is hard to miss. Walgreens will occupy 17,300 square feet, leaving plenty of room for the unannounced tenants of the upper level food court.
Opening: Spring
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The Wheelhouse

The Wheelhouse

Location: 1031 Fremont St.
The Players: Wendoh Media
The Situation: Back on track after a construction hiatus, the Wheelhouse is the sister project to next door neighbor The Bunkhouse and will feature a 7,270-square-foot interior bar and 7,293 square feet of outdoor entertainment space. The controversial 90-foot tall windmill originally planned to provide the site's alternative energy source is currently an unconfirmed part of the final design.
Opening: Fall?
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Zydeco Po-Boys

Zydeco Po-Boys

Location: 612 Carson St.
The Players: Brandon Trahan
The Situation: "Cajun style cuisine" will be served at a walk-up counter for diners to enjoy at their small interior dining space or take to go. The kitchen will create in-house specialties including sausages and gumbo. The design will feature an urban, rustic approach with "exposed concrete floors, reclaimed wood accent walls, brick veneering accent walls, and exposed ceilings."
Opening: May?
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The Venue of Las Vegas

The Venue of Las Vegas

Location: 700 Fremont St.
The Situation: The 36,000-square-foot event space is designed to host parties, meeting events, mitzvahs and weddings with room for up to 2,000 guests spread over three floors. Individual areas are available to rent with built-in audio and visual support.
Opening: May
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322 Bar & Bakery

322 Bar & Bakery

Location: 322 Fremont St.
The Situation: The owners of Piccadilly Circus Pizza under the Fremont Street Experience want to turn it into 2,467-square-foot bar and bakery featuring "gourmet baked goods" and craft and imported beers. They are currently locked in a legal debate with the City and the Experience over whether they should be granted a liquor license and "opening the flood gates," to permit other small businesses to create similar bars on Fremont and possibly offering limited video gaming in the future.
Opening: Summer?
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