The huge, under-construction, mixed-used development at the corner of Spring Mountain Road and Procyon Street is hard to miss and developers are hoping the Lotus project’s retail and dining section on the ground floor will also become a Chinatown attraction.
Surrounded by 295 new apartments, The Shops at Lotus has signed-on two restaurant tenants, with room for one more inside a yet-to-be filled 2,896-square-foot corner property, boasting a patio facing Spring Mountain.
The middle space will become home later this year to Showa Hospitality’s first Nevada expansion for The Taco Stand. The wildly popular California taqueria has been serving Tijuana–style street food since 2013. In Las Vegas, it will occupy 1,778 square feet and is expected to import a casual menu of tacos, burritos, and sides such as quesadillas, carne asada fries, and “freshly prepared Rosarito-style churros.”
Next door, chef Eric Kim will take over 3,295 square feet for his second local omakase restaurant. The compact, authentically Japanese Kame launched in February 2016, inside Yummi Grill & Sushi in Summerlin. Two years, Kim ago revealed he was already looking to expand the concept into a larger space.
No opening timetables for either project has been revealed, but broker Colliers International is announcing the property is “nearing completion.”
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