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Mac Shack OUT, Sharky's Woodfired IN

A Mexican grill replaces the macaroni

Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill
Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill

Both Las Vegas Mac Shack locations have now shuttered and both already have new tenants on the way. Created by local developer J. Dapper, the create-your-own-pasta concept debuted in Spring Valley in 2010 at his Orange Grove at Rhodes Ranch retail center. Dapper sold the 24,856-square-foot complex in 2015 and Mac Shack shuttered earlier this year to make way for the under construction Tony Bolonys, set to feature a menu from chef Beni Velazquez.

Mac Shack’s second location at the westside’s Crossroads Commons shopping center was due to celebrate its third anniversary this month, but is also confirmed to have closed. Even while serving its final meals, paperwork had signed up a replacement, California-based franchise Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill. The 2,825-square-foot switcheroo will sit close to intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Ft. Apache Road.

Sharky’s is additionally building a 2,915-square-foot, built-from-scratch restaurant on an empty plot close to the corner of Decatur Boulevard and Blue Diamond Road. A covered patio is part of the plan.

Founded in 1992 by Steve Paperno, the vegan-friendly concept serves Mexican-American fusion dishes created with "fresh, natural and organic ingredients." The restaurant uses no MSG or lard in its cooking and menu favorites include tacos, stone fired pizza, craft beer and "wild-caught fish" burritos.

No timetable for the arrival of either Sharky’s has been announced.

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