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Behold, the Art District Dining Vision for First and Main Streets

The Art District Plaza will now include rooftop patios.

Art District Plaza rendering
Art District Plaza rendering

The forthcoming, downtown restaurant row Eater Vegas discovered in March now has a bold rendering to match its adventurous plans. Located next to the Boulder Plaza public space, the three buildings that lead to 1025 S. Main St. are readying to be demolished and replaced with 14,000 square feet of dining, retail and art galleries, creating a new destination hub for the Arts District.

During a recent and spirited planning commission hearing, the Art District Plaza's representatives tried to speed up the paperwork to let them start immediate work. Replacing the current buildings that once housed The Attic, Gainsburg Studio and The Las Vegas Ballet School will be as many as four potential restaurants plus, one 1,000-square-foot space they are currently pitching specifically as art gallery.

The project is now proposing to create 10,000-square-foot of shared rooftop patio space and add fire pits to the the scene, set to also include street art, sculptures and potentially a fountain. Dedicated parking and valet options are also promised.

The current renderings also hint at the type of new tenant they are trying to entice. Given myriad possible restaurant logos to borrow for the graphic, the designer chose to include signage of London's Fika Bar & Kitchen, home to their twist on contemporary Swedish cuisine. The second sign features Minneapolis coffee shop favorite, Spyhouse Coffee Roasters. Neither company has made any overtures about expanding to Las Vegas.

During the April planning commission meeting the plaza described their plans and ambitions as being on the "fast track."