FukuBurger’s Colin Fukunaga and Tao Group’s Marc Marrone take their culinary vision to a new rooftop restaurant, headed to 201 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Fukunaga tells Eater Vegas that he can’t reveal the cuisine quite yet, but it will be something different from the Japanese burgers of FukuBurger and the pan-Asian fare at Tao.
Together, the two plan a 6,400-square-foot rooftop restaurant at the post office, purchased along with the adjoining parking garage by Dapper Cos. and local real estate developer J Dapper for $5.6 million in September.
“We really want to create a space that feels good, engaged, and recognizes Las Vegas locals for full dining or a during-the-week hangout for cocktails an appetizers,” Fukunaga says.
Fukunaga opened his second Fukuburger location in the southwest in another Dapper Cos. strip mall last summer.
Dapper tells CRE Confidential that he plans to invest more than $8 million in the site, originally built in 1975 by architects Walter Zick and Howard Sharp. That duo created the former Moulin Rouge Hotel that was demolished in 2010, The Mint that is now part of Binion’s, the First National Bank of Nevada Building on East Carson Street, and Clark High School, according to CRE.
Bunnyfish Studios and Henriksen/Butler take over the renovation of the 30,000-square-foot building.