Dapper Cos., the real estate development company from J Dapper, started construction on the 43,913-square-foot office and retail building and 85,429-square-foot parking garage taking over the former Nevada Savings and Loan Association Building at 201 S. Las Vegas Boulevard in Downtown Las Vegas. Once completed in 12 months, the building will be home to four restaurants, along with a USPS facility on the first floor and workspace on the second and third floors.
San Diego’s Broken Yolk Cafe opens its second location on the northwest corner of the building. Taco Reforma with street-style tacos, the French-inspired Baguette Café with its third location, and Pachinko Pub from FukuBurger’s Colin Fukunaga and Mark Evensvold taking space on the ground floor of the six-story parking garage. Dapper says the building has room for a rooftop restaurant and bar with a retractable roof, originally planned for a restaurant from Fukunaga and Graffiti Bao’s Marc Marrone.
The parking garage, located on the former city parking lot at the corner of Carson Avenue and Sixth Street, will include 220 parking stalls, the first public parking garage to be built east of Las Vegas Boulevard.
The site was originally built in 1975 by architects Walter Zick and Howard Sharp, who created the former Moulin Rouge Hotel that was demolished in 2010, The Mint that is now part of Binion’s, and Clark High School.
Dapper closed on a construction loan of $19.79 million from Cathay Bank. Core Advisory Partners helped with the financing package. Bentar Development is the general contractor on the project that was designed by Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects.
Dapper recently purchased the famed Huntridge Theater for $4 million. The theater listed on the National Register of Historic Places originally opened in 1944 and hosted performances from the likes of The Killers, Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Violent Femmes, and more until it closed on July 31, 2004. Dapper plans to take three years to renovate the theater and outlying buildings, which will include restaurants. Dapper also invested nearly $25 million in the five other commercial real estate properties downtown, including the Huntridge Shopping Center, the building at 630 S. 11th St. (formerly Gamblers Book Shop, now home to Henriksen/Butler), The Herbert at 801 S. Main Street (former Western Cab Building where The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill just opened), and 608 S. Maryland Parkway (former home of Mahoney’s Drum Shop).