California-based developers CIM Group already have huge ambitions for the plot of land surrounding the Mob Museum, but its own Downtown Grand wants to add even more visitor attractions, moving the company toward the ultimate dream of a multi-block, dining, entertainment and retail district.
The Quad is the current name for the 44,133-square-foot project that plans to take over the entire ground floor of the hotel's parking garage on Casino Center Boulevard between Ogden and Stewart Avenues, according to plans submitted to the City of Las Vegas.
On the agenda, a 26,882-square-foot section of flexible meeting and business spaces, with a master control center to provide technical support for the stage and lighting. A 7,259-square-foot fitness center for hotel guests includes an outdoor climbing wall they hope will stretch all the way to the top of the garage.
The main attraction for non-hotel customers will be a 1,918-square-foot combination cafe and tavern on the Ogden Avenue end of the structure, featuring outdoor seating and a designated area for computer users. It will sit a short walk from the entrance to Pizza Rock.
Right on the corner, the empty lot will be transformed into a 8,074-square-foot, shaded "urban park," including an outdoor venue and stage that can be used for live acts and double as a nightclub. All the future facilities will be operated by the Downtown Grand.
A timetable for construction and an estimated opening day have yet to be announced. From 2012 to 2014 the former Imperial Palace resort on the Strip was also named The Quad, before becoming The Linq.
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