Updates on the $500 million transformation of the Monte Carlo into the Park MGM resort include a new bar, a Starbucks, and the possible timetable for a branding switcheroo.
Currently training staff and almost ready to start pouring, Starbucks will debut its latest Strip location on the site of the former food court. Occupying 1,675 square feet, hosting its own seating area and offering grab-and-go food choices, it sits on the route to the “pool district,” to the rear of the casino floor.
Adjacent to the outdoor patio of the Primrose restaurant, the expansive pool area will welcome guests for the first time on March 5.
Much closer to the front entrance of the resort, currently hidden behind walls of plywood barriers, a new bar is close to completion. The glowing interior has already added seating and tables.
And beginning April 1, the resort will be accepting reservations under the name Park MGM, with earlier dates being handled by the Monte Carlo’s online booking service.
Arriving later in the year, a 4,876-square-foot restaurant currently dubbed “Noodles” recently filed construction paperwork. With an impressive estimated budget of $2,262,615, this is not believed to be the highly-anticipated Las Vegas expansion from chef Roy Choi.
Full and final completion of the massive changes, including the arrival of the Eataly Italian marketplace, are not expected until the very end of the year.