A fixture on downtown’s Main Street for more than years, Mexican restaurant Casa Don Juan has huge plans for an upgrade that will last for future decades. The current 7,940-square-foot corner space is seeking permission to add 11,076-square-foot of new restaurant and completely overhaul the familiar outside facade.
In the plans, an expansion into the vacant property to the south, creating new dining rooms, an expanded bar area and new covered and uncovered patios. To make yet more space, they are building a second floor, with its own dining areas, a meeting room, a new bar and a balcony to let guests looks down on Main Street. It will also feature a separate kitchen placed in one of two "towers," a highlight of the new look.
The restaurant is even adding an elevator between the two-floor, 19,016-square-foot restaurant. Further details of a timetable for the large-scale construction have yet to be revealed.
Casa Don Juan launched a second home on the westside, near Summerlin in early 2015 and is also expected to debut in the southeast within the next two months. The third location will take over the shuttered Jalisco Cantina at the Sunset & Pecos Plaza.