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America at New York-New York Will Get Major Upgrades

After 20 years, it’s time for a remodel


Chin Chin Café & Sushi Bar underwent a million dollar upgrade at New York-New York last winter and now a series of upgrades will spruce up the resort's 24-hour casual restaurant America.

Operated by the Ark Vegas wing of the nationwide Ark Restaurants Group, current permits call for $600,000 to be allocated for construction costs alone. The work will remodel the dining areas and bar and extend to structural and architectural improvements on the weighty 9,764-square-foot space that rests under "the largest topographic map in the country!"

A tenant since the resort debuted in January 2007, America’s patriotic design theme and very broad menu has outlasted three other incarnations of the brand, including America’s original Manhattan inspiration that lasted from 1984 to 2005.

No announcement has been made if the improvements will temporarily close the restaurant, or when they will be finished. Chin Chin managed to work around the upgrades, only missing a few days of service.

Ark Restaurants is a major component of the resort’s dining options, despite a recent influx of new rivals. Its Broadway Burger Bar is still in business steps away from Shake Shack and America faces its own direct competition from newcomer Tom's Urban’s "something for everybody" menu. Ark also runs Gallagher's Steak House, Gonzalez Y Gonzalez and the Village Streets city themed food court.

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