Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn is the first in his company to acknowledge a forthcoming 86,502-square-foot mall headed to his resort and confirms the Eater Vegas reveal of the size and scope of the project.
Speaking on an earnings conference call, Wynn explained the new mall, dubbed Wynn Plaza in early paperwork, will begin at the current ticket desk across from chef Enzo Febbraro's Allegro and continue down the corridor, heading outside to a new, two-story, 55-foot high structure. A basement is being included, but will only be used for storage and mall support services.
Wynn described the project as featuring "a beautiful glass roof, an atrium kind of structure, that has 75,000 feet of rentable space." Demolishing the former onsite Ferrari dealership and the poker room, which will be relocated to Encore, planning documents estimate "18-20" stores will fill the space.
All paperwork seeking construction permission refers to future dining and drinking inside the mall. Bullish on catering to his upscale customer base, Wynn announced the project should "pick up somewhere between $20 million and $25 million in extra income."
The expansion would double Wynn's current interior 76,000 square feet of designated retail space. To draw visitors in, the resort will build a "colored concrete" pathway leading from Las Vegas Boulevard to this new entrance and the flat-roofed building will also add decorative fabric awnings to keep the sun away from their guests. The Wynn signature will be prominently posted over the entrance, flanked by new decorative landscaping along the walkway.
Wynn expects the remodeling will "start in the spring."