Dining options at the Las Vegas Convention Center have long been considered a disappointment for annual visitors to the cavernous 3.2 million-square-foot event space. In January, convention center and stadium specialists Centerplate began its exclusive contract to oversee the food and beverage options at the venue and are gearing up to give the convention center a multi-million makeover.
Centerplate took over from Aramark Sports and Entertainment Service LLC, which had had operated at the facility for 44 years. While the overhaul is extensive, two names familiar to repeat conventioneers will remain intact.
Located in the Grand Lobby, Lucky’s “casual eatery,” a cafeteria-style option filling a 19,104-square-foot space, will be remodeled with an estimated construction budget of $2,902,877. Aces, another food court destination for one-stop, fast-casual choices in the South Hall lobby, will undergo its own 19,471-square-foot upgrade with an estimated construction budget of $2,959,936.
And the smaller, 8,353-square-foot options on the main concourse will also be re-designed, costing an estimated $1,269,563.
Centerplate holds the contract for the next seven and a half years, with the option of future extensions. Yet to be revealed, the timetable for the remodels and if new, well-known brands will be brought in as vendors, joining current tenants like Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs and Quiznos subs.