Back in 2014, when Elements Kitchen & Martini Bar very quietly put itself up for sale, the future didn’t seem bright for the Spring Valley restaurant. The 1,883-square-foot space managed to last another couple of years before an equally quiet exit late last year.
The shuttered space is now about to begin a makeover to become 595 Craft & Kitchen, focusing on "craft beer, craft cocktails and small plates." While the owners could have pushed for gaming machines be added to the bar, 595 will be non-gambling and non-smoking, promising "casual dining for the whole family to enjoy!"
Van-Alan Nguyen and Camden Steed from San Diego are two of the names attached to the project, with Steed a veteran of Hamilton's Tavern in the South Park neighborhood. On the Las Vegas menu, "locally crafted beers and distilled spirits" and a food selection to "(hopefully) have around 20 items."
Foundry Concept & Design have partnered with the team to overhaul the corner plot at the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue, which also features a 500-square-foot patio. Foundry’s recent work includes Sekushi Japanese & Raw Bar at Paris Las Vegas and the new poker room at Encore Las Vegas.
Opening day for 595 Craft is a minimum of 90 days away, while they still work their way through the local licensing departments.