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What's Opening, and What's Not, at The Park

Only a handful of the announced venues plan to debut.

The Park
The Park
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Visitors and locals alike have watched the 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena and its accompanying The Park rise from nothing since 2014, and now the monster project between the Monte Carlo and New York-New York has an opening date —  April 4. That means an array of new restaurants debut as well.

The pared down list includes:

Shake Shack, which is already open at New York-New York. But rumors point to a second location opening at The Park.

Beer Garden, located mid-point within the under-construction eight-acre Park retail and dining district. Beer Garden will reside next to a main side entrance, the Zumanity theater and fellow future tenant, Bruxie, home of the "Brussels Waffle" sandwich. Clocking in at 7,150 square feet and with a potential occupancy load of 495 guests, the addition will not come cheap, working with a current estimated construction cost of $4,525,291. The beer garden plans to serve sustainably raised farm-to-table meats and a regional craft brew list with entertainment including live music and, games such as bocce ball, darts and outdoor ping pong.

California Pizza Kitchen with its lineup of hearth-baked pizzas. The 7,115-square-foot branch inside a freshly built, empty shell space at the six-acre outdoor attraction from MGM Resorts International allocated $1,300,340, creating a built-from-scratch kitchen, dining room and misting area for guests waiting outside. It will be situated on the southern side of The Park, next to New York-New York.

Sake Rok plans a three-level, design vision for hosting a lunch, dinner and late-night lounge scene they describe as a "high-profile social dining extravaganza." Filling more than 13,000 square feet, the 200-seat restaurant features a mezzanine with views of the main room, bar and sushi bar. The top level has enough room for an additional 150 guests and is being pitched to group events with the promise of a 1,300 square foot balcony and open-air views of The Park, the T-Mobile Arena and the Strip. Interactive servers will invite guests to partake in restaurant-wide sake bombs while doubling as entertainers, spontaneously breaking into dance and lip-sync serenades.

Bruxie, the  fast-casual, gourmet waffle restaurant out of Orange County with its sandwiches made from Brussels waffles in both savory choices like buttermilk fried chicken with chili honey and cider slaw as well as a variety of sweet options such as strawberry crème brûlée.

More importantly, what’s not coming. When announced in 2014, Robert Mondavi Jr. Wine Experience, Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row and Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar were part of the game plan. None are part of the latest wave of restaurants that plan to open.

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