Arriving between between the shuttered Postrio and a jewelry store, a slice of Paris is being created on the replica St. Marks Square at the Venetian's Grand Canal Shoppes.
Created by the billion dollar Korean company SPC Group, the owners of Jamba Juice, Paris Baguette Cafe will occupy a 4,070-square-foot space and is formally described as a bakery and restaurant. With room for 60 inside, a dining area will created out on the plaza, where a canopy awning will help extend the Parisian cafe design theme.
The construction work includes creating a mezzanine and has earmarked a substantial $1 million in estimated costs.
Launched in 1988, the global Paris Baguette operates more than 3,000 branches, including a locale in Paris itself, close the Notre Dame Cathedral. The menu will feature sandwiches, coffee, bread, pastries, cakes and desserts with the spirit of a French boulangerie.
Also on the horizon at the Venetian, a similarly French inspired 1,385-square-foot Le Macaron coffee shop located just over one of the canal bridges from the square. Le Macaron's second site will debut later this year at Henderson's Galleria at Sunset mall, plus two other local locations are planned, including a rumored outpost at the Miracle Mile Shops.