One year ago, dreams for an empty downtown lot sitting across from a planned restaurant in the Winfield Manor building pointed to a new dining hub one block east of Main Street. Twelve months later, the Winfield Manor project landed and ultimately lost Harvest & Larder from chef Brian Howard and the stalled Lofts @ East 197 building has new operators, a new name and new promises to turn the empty lot into The Venice this spring.
Located on the corner of California and Casino Center, The Venice will feature retail, dining and office space, with the entire 5,265-square-foot ground floor space set aside for a single tenant that the owners hope will be a restaurant.
Tradewind Investments is behind the new push. A year ago, each floor filled 5,229 square feet, with current leasing opportunities offering spaces between 628- and 1,541-square-foot.
Previous plans for level three were also aimed at hosting a single restaurant tenant, offering stairway and elevator access to the entire top floor rooftop terrace. That space included 360 views gave guest a view of the Stratosphere tower.
Since the revival, no hints of possible tenants have been revealed and while groundbreaking has begun on site, their proposed spring debut appears extremely optimistic.