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The Park Details and Renderings

By Chuckmonster on Wednesday, 17th April 2013 4:45pm
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THe Park

Tomorrow morning, the press will trumpet something VT readers have known for weeks - the pending renovation of Monte Carlo and New York New York's Strip-facing facades, the construction of a 20,000 seat arena (in conjunction with AEG Entertainment) and installation of a large bar lined park that will connect the two.

THe Park

We now know that the new main entrance renovations at Monte Carlo will include a two-story Hershey's Chocolate World, Double Barrel "a casual roadhouse restaurant and bar concept by sbe" to be built where the fountain plaza is, Sambalatte a "coffee experience" and 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, both of which will be on the south side of the entrance. The Park itself will feature an outdoor pavilion Shake Shack.

THe Park

The master plan of the entire project will be done by Cooper, Robertson & Partners with !melk doing landscape design for the park and ICON Venue Group managing the construction of the arena portion. As of yet, MGM and AEG have not selected an architect for the arena. Marnell Architecture will oversee construction and design of the whole shebang.

Construction is slated to begin in the next few weeks with Monte Carlo and New York New York's facades to be complete in early 2014. The former CityCenter Sales Pavilion will be demolished at the end of this year (VIMFP weekend?) as construction begins on The Park and the as yet unnamed arena behind New York New York. The Park is scheduled to open about a year later (late 2014/early 2015) with the arena coming in 2016.

The pricetag? They're still figuring that part out.

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Comments & Discussion:

There's going to be a Shake Shack? Hells Yeah!!!!

Is that first pic the front of the Monte Carlo? If so, it's a shame that it's being turned into a generic storefront. Try to evoke the MC, and don't give us...brick?

Otherwise, I'm eagerly excited for the changes. I may not enjoying in the summer, when I'll be running for the nearest AC, but the rest of the year I'd love to spend some time there. I do hope they manage to keep the noise down in the park and keep it clean.

Prime real estate for Capt Jack Sparrow and his crew of well-dressed (?!) pan-handlers.

shake shack!!!

I'm glad they attatched that Las Vegas blvd sign in the picture.I thought they were pics of a mall in the Mid-West.No giant cowboy boot Pina-Rita frozen drinks or aqua message chambers?

I have to agree that they should keep the Monte Carlo's facade themed.

I'm not normally a theme fan, but MC's theme is tasteful and understated and elegant. It would be quite possible to integrate the theme in a relatively cohesive way.

I do, however, like the Hershey's Chocolate World idea. I'm dangerously fond of peanut butter cups.

Interesting how SBE is going to be running a shop there... I wonder if this collaboration between SBE and MGM means anything for the SLS Las Vegas... I mean, the SLS Beverly Hills is managed by Starwood Hotels - maybe MGM will end up managing the casino portion of SLS Vegas or something? Who knows.

Looks good so far and I can get a shake on my way down the Strip after Shake Shack opens without going inside. I do wonder if the location will be a prime spot for bums and costumed losers.

Hmmmm, looks like there's a big water wall kinda thing in the middle of the walkway.

Maybe they can build the new facade with styrofoam blocks dipped in fiberglass to match the Monte Carlo.


awe children playing in a water feature, how sweet and oh so Vegsa strip.

The park continues an interesting new twist for development on the strip - urban infill. I suspect that the costumed characters will only be permitted to do what they do in the public realm of the project's Las Vegas Blvd. frontage, but MGM can probably kick them out of the inner portions of the Park.

Not even being handicapped, even I quickly noticed how all the curving, uneven sets of steps throughout the renderings doom the project to being entirely un ADA compliant. I guess only walking money is desired inside? Another thing: anything owned/operated by SBE and SLS will be the LAST place I will be dropping any money.

More dead cold architecture. Where are the attractions in the renderings? the 2nd pic looks like the walk up to Aria, only with the sidewalk expanded. Are they going to keep people trapped outside this go round? I don't see any inviting entrances into the buildings.

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