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A New Italian Restaurant with Washington State Roots Brings Live Jazz to Spring Valley

Replaces the long-shuttered Blue Fire BBQ

Chianti [Official Site]

Washington state restaurateurs the Mercini family plan to expand to Las Vegas, bringing their spin on a family-style Italian restaurant experience to Spring Valley.

Aiming to become the sole, full service Italian concept in the neighborhood, Chianti Italian Restaurant will replace the shuttered, 5,489-square-foot Blue Fire BBQ at the corner of Durango Drive and Rochelle Avenue.

Inspired by the Mercini’s Kirkland and Everett, Washington, locations, Chianti promises “authentic Italian cuisine, great atmosphere, and Italian transported wines!”

Inside will be large enough for 75 diners and customers can sit at the bar, or on the small patio, while live entertainment from jazz bands, piano players, or singers perform.

Yet to complete its progress through the planning department process, tentative future opening hours will 3 to 9 p.m. daily, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and closing at 9 p.m. on Sunday.

An estimated opening date has not been revealed.

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