THIS PROJECT IS CANCELLED
A knockoff of New York City's
East Village in Las Vegas -- with its own version of the city's Meatpacking District and
Washington Square is planned for 44 acres at the northwest corner of
Tropicana Avenue and Paradise Road,
converting the conspicuously idle acreage into a 1-million sq. ft.
959,645-square-foot, retail-office-entertainment complex is being developed
by Mark Advent, a developer of the New York-New York hotel-casino. Advent said the developers
plan to work with McCarran International Airport to have East Village
designated as an alternative check-in point, where airport passengers could
check bags and receive boarding passes.
Resort developer Eighth
Wonder is launching East Village, a $320-million project that will be
the first non-gaming entertainment development in Las Vegas. It will
feature themed retail, restaurant and entertainment tenants, and build
the city's first free-standing, 2,000-seat theatre-in-the-round. "There have been some
half-baked attempts but nothing of this magnitude that's not casino or
hotel related," said Mark Advent, principal of East Village Partners and
chairman of Eighth Wonder. "I've been hand-picking our tenants. I don't
want it to look like a regional mall or life-style center that you'd see
The project is originally scheduled to break ground in the first quarter of
2007 and open as soon as mid-2008. No reason was given for the delay
in starting this project.
- Grand Central Public Market featuring gourmet and specialty food
anchored by an international acclaimed culinary institute
- Entertainment facilities including a "live" theatre and Las Vegas'
first "entertainment district"
- McCarran International "off" airport check-in terminal
- 100,000 SF of banquet and state-of-the-art meeting rooms
- 250,000 SF of loft offices
- Horse & carriage rides, street vendors and horse mounted security