Plans to create an urban lounge inside Third Street’s Hop Building have been ongoing since 2014, but the latest creative proposal is finally under construction and has been upgraded with a vegan twist.
Chef and co-owner Mindy Poortinga is confidently announcing a June debut for the Vegas Vegan Culinary School at 1310 S. Third Street, close to the intersection with Imperial Avenue and a short walk from recent arrival beer bar Silver Stamp.
New paperwork filed with the City of Las Vegas indicates the tuition space will co-exist within the 3,781-square-foot lounge, featuring a 624-square-foot outdoor patio.
Documents reveal some dishes prepared by participants in the non-accredited cooking school will also be served in the dining area. Classes are described as recreational and require no long-term commitments.
Set to offer a daily, plant-based deli menu and grow to a bi-weekly meal delivery service, a February update sent to the Planning Commission also references a separate bar area, with the eatery already hinting at a collection of vegan wines and the inclusion of a “fancy” espresso machine.