Wild wings and cattle are racing to the Strip. A restaurant row is headed to the Harmon Avenue entrance of the Miracle Mile Shops and work has finally begun on the "eat, drink and rewind" concept the mega-mall first announced last May.
Although none of the future tenants have been announced, the first physical indication of movement will be six exterior wall signs created by the Federal Heath Sign Co. to mark the site of a new, 16,928-square-foot Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar taking over the former Harmon Theater.
First revealed by Eater Vegas in January, renderings indicate the scale of the signage designed to catch the eye of pedestrians on the bridge crossing over Harmon Avenue. Dining guests will be able to wave back at these voyeurs from the Wild Wings' own patio. This will be the 10th local location for the "Wings. Beer. Sports," company and their closest to the Strip.
Still to be filled, three empty, rectangular spaces next door to the wing restaurant, touted as offering high ceilings. The 5,001-, 4,164- and 6,333-square foot spaces join an 11,220-square-foot vacant lot on the other side of the Harmon entrance. That large former home to shuttered DB's Pong & Pool, features a 7,998-square-foot mezzanine. DB's was once run by Blondies Sports Bar & Grill, which still operates inside the mall.
The mystery of who will takeover the still open Todai Japanese buffet restaurant appears to have been solved. Following a year of publicly offering the space for lease, even while sushi was still being served, the 10,447-square foot restaurant is now off the market.
New, very fuzzy renderings strongly hint the next tenant will be a Texas Land & Cattle Steakhouse. Dallas-based Day Star Restaurant Group owns both Texas Land and the Lone Star Steakhouse chain and operates 26 restaurants in Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, New Mexico and North Carolina under the Texas Land brand.
The company explains their spin on the steakhouse is "inspired by Texas ranch house dining, with large fireplaces and a warm, comfortable, inviting atmosphere." Traditional favorites, including a signature sirloin, are promised to be served in "generous portions." All of their previous restaurants are open seven days a week, for lunch and dinner.
No timetable or confirmation of any of the upgrades has yet been announced.