Tivoli Village at Queensridge
Tivoli Village is getting a second grand opening of sorts, with 11 new tenants moving in.
That’s the biggest influx at the $850 million retail-office complex since it opened in April after stalling midconstruction. The development, at the corner of Rampart Boulevard and Alta Drive east of Summerlin, broke ground in 2006 and initially had a fall 2009 opening date. But that was delayed by the recession, and Tivoli Village instead debuted last spring with 15 stores and restaurants, half the number originally planned for its first phase.
The center now has almost two dozen tenants, with several more slated to open in 2012. The development includes 225,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space and about 145,000 square feet of office space.
A second phase of Tivoli Village is also under construction, with an anticipated completion date of late 2013. That is expected to include 300,000 square feet of retail and entertainment space, including a movie theater complex.
Third and fourth construction phases, which were supposed to add another 300,000 square feet of office and retail space and 342 condominiums, have been placed on hold indefinitely, spokeswoman Sabrina LoPiccolo said. Instead, Tivoli developers are concentrating on building an indoor mall on an empty site across Alta Drive. That project, dubbed “Renaissance,” is expected to break ground in 2014.
As for Tivoli Village, here’s a look at what’s new and what’s coming soon:
• BluNoir, a women’s apparel and accessories shop that blends fashion and art. Much of its merchandise is imported from France, England and other European countries. According to the Tivoli website, owners hope to attract professional women ages 25 to 45 who are “yearning for something different from domestic mass produced brands such as Coach, Guess, BeBe, and BCBG Max Azria.”
• Brookstone. The nationwide retailer specializes in functional consumer products with distinctive designs. Merchandise includes electronics (massage chairs, iPod docks and LED candles), games and toys (chess boards, scooters and remote-controlled cars) and novelty gifts (towel warmers, night-vision goggles and the Never-Soggy Cereal Bowl).
• Cucina Olive Oil, a specialty shop that sells olive oils and balsamic vinegars from around the world.
• Pandora, a jewelry designer and manufacturer best known for its customizable charm bracelets. It also sells rings, earrings and necklaces.
• Sklar Williams LLP, a commercial and corporate law firm that represents local, national and multinational companies doing business in Nevada.
• Bottles & Burgers by Double Helix. The gourmet burger and salad joint, scheduled to open Dec. 29, will feature an old-fashioned ice cream bar and soda fountain, as well as wine, specialty cocktails and alcoholic milk shakes. It will comprise 6,000 square feet and include indoor and outdoor seating, two pet-friendly patios and a cigar area.
• David Barton Gym. The New York-based bodybuilder will bring his first namesake gym to Las Vegas early next year. Barton’s 31,000-square-foot health club is expected to offer the same gym/nightclub feel as his six other locations. Three of those are in New York City, the rest are in Miami, Chicago and Seattle.
• Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, a casual Japanese restaurant that vows to make believers out of sushi novices. It is under construction now.
• Parmida Home. The boutique, set to open in spring, specializes in distinctive home furnishings and gourmet foods. Offerings will include more than 100 gourmet coffees and teas, kitchen decor and entertaining accessories.
• Summerlin Dental, private dental practice slated to open in spring.
• The Strand. The cocktail lounge and restaurant, scheduled to open in spring, will offer couture beverages and small-plate dishes from around the world, as well as live entertainment. Performers will range from jazz musicians and DJs to acrobats and cabaret acts.