When Ribs & Burgers shuttered at Downtown Summerlin back in March, it was only a matter of days before casual favorite SkinnyFats announced it was making the site its fourth local destination.
Since then, little detailed news of progress came out, other than a continued promise of a summer debut. That might have been an optimistic projection, as building permits for the remodel were only filed last week, a usual indicator of the very start of the construction phase.
The 2,606-square-foot space will be upgraded with an outdoor dining space on the pedestrian-only Promenade. For construction costs alone, an estimated $285,521 has been allocated to the makeover. Renderings of the interior suggest the main dining room can opens its windows to the patio.
Already set for the counter-service concept, “atmosphere-centric works by local artists as well as fresh cold-pressed juices, kombucha and craft beer on tap.” SkinnyFats gained famed for its inventive menu twists, serving a healthy selections of dishes and the much more indulgent "live happy" choices like the "Chickawaffadopolis," made with "fried chicken tenders piled high over a buttermilk waffle, drizzled in syrup and sprinkled with powdered sugar."
Downtown Summerlin is still promising the “summer debut” is ‘“coming soon.” Back in January, via its busy Facebook page, SkinnyFats had also answered "summer 17," when asked about a possible Henderson expansion date. The site of any fifth location has yet to be announced.
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