Illycaffè approved coffee shop Espresso Culture & Cuisine has shuttered on the third floor of the Forum Shops at Caesars. Their grab-and-go outpost on the ground floor has also closed. Serving Illy coffee and an array of sandwiches, pastries and sweet choices the easily missed corner spot provided views of the Strip a couple of doors down from Sushi Roku.
The ground floor Espresso location, most popular for their gelato selection, sat opposite the recently departed Vosges Haut-Chocolat boutique, famed for their exotic flavors, truffles and selection of drinking chocolate.
To fill the void the Forum Shops has imported less-adventurous replacements, opening a Starbucks a few steps away and a new See's Candies stand across from Carmine's Las Vegas.
Changes are coming thick and fast to this Strip entrance section of the mall, including the departure of Anthropologie, Tatyana, Beach Bash and the addition of the new, long time in the making, fountains and escalators leading down to the casino level retail.