The Annex at the Las Vegas Outlet Center will be the future host for three casual local favorites. The center deliberately set out to attract close-to-home names, rather than lease to nationwide chains favored by The Las Vegas South Premium Outlets across the parking lot.
Formerly the home of an Off 5th Saks department store, the "L-shaped" building is being remodeled and will feature the fourth Las Vegas outpost of Black Bear Diner as their restaurant anchor.
They will take over the corner spot, serving their familiar generous portions and comfort food menu and design renderings already include a waving, black bear sculpture, a welcoming tradition at all their locations. A Vegas resident since 2007, last year the chain expanded to Henderson and in July replaced the former Mad Greek Café at the corner of Sahara and Durango
Next door to the diner will sit the second home of D’ Pinoy Joint. The Spring Valley Filipino restaurant debuted in 2014 and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving dishes like fried bangus, silog, lumpiang, plate specials and halo-halo for dessert.
And next to them, the fifth home of Las Pupusas and their Salvadoran-inspired menu. Popular items include fried chicken, beef stew, pork chops, fish soups and their namesake pupusas that can be filled with options like pork, zucchini and herbs with cheese.
Work continues on upgrading the Annex, with Fashion Furniture signed-on the main retail anchor and four more spaces yet to be filled. An opening date for the restaurants has not been announced.