The Strip is stripping down! At least that’s what MGM Resorts is trying to do with their new high-concept park, creatively named The Park. The new outdoor nightlife spot is set to occupy the space between MGM establishments New York-New York and the The Monte Carlo.
MGM announced yesterday expanded plans for what to expect from The Park. Joining already announced eateries Shake Shack and Tom’s Urban are fast-casual sandwich joint Bruxie, 21st century Japanese dinner theater concept Sake Rok, Robert Mondavi Jr.’s Wine Experience, Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, and the highly anticipated Cuba Libre, from James Beard Award-winning chef Guillermo Pernot.
The new dining and shopping district will take over Rue de Monte Carlo, west of Las Vegas Boulevard. Aside from shops and restaurants, Vegas-goers can also expect a 100-foot-long water wall, mature trees and LED-lit structures that offer shade during the day and light in the evening. The developers of The Park are taking an environmentally-friendly approach to the area, striving for LEED Gold certification from the USGBC.
MGM CEO Jim Murren calls The Park “the first of its kind on the Las Vegas Strip.” He continues, ”To create this picturesque outdoor destination, we are literally taking down the walls and opening the doors at our resorts to develop a unique dining and entertainment district that complements its lush new surroundings.”
The new destination is set to open in 2016.