Dapper Cos., J Dapper’s real estate development company, began construction of the 43,913-square-foot office and retail building and 85,429-square-foot parking garage that took over the former Nevada Savings and Loan Association building at 201 S. Las Vegas Boulevard in downtown from Las Vegas. When completed in 12 months, the building will house four restaurants as well as a USPS facility on the first floor and a work area on the second and third floors.
The Broken Yolk Cafe in San Diego opens its second location on the northwest corner of the building. Taco Reforma with street-style tacos, the French-inspired Baguette Café with its third location and the Pachinko Pub by Colin Fukunaga and Mark Evensvold from FukuBurger are located on the ground floor of the six-story car park. According to Dapper, the building will accommodate a rooftop restaurant and retractable roof bar, originally planned for a restaurant by Fukunaga and Marc Marrone of Graffiti Bao.
The parking garage in the former city car park on the corner of Carson Avenue and Sixth Street will have 220 parking spaces, the first public parking garage to be built east of Las Vegas Boulevard.
The site was originally built in 1975 by architects Walter Zick and Howard Sharp who founded the former Moulin Rouge Hotel, which was demolished in 2010, The Mint, which is now part of Binion’s, and Clark High School.
Dapper took out a $ 19.79 million home loan from Cathay Bank. Core Advisory Partners helped with the financing package. Bentar Development is the general contractor of the project designed by Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects.
Dapper recently bought the famous Huntridge Theater for $ 4 million. Originally listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the theater originally opened in 1944 and held performances by artists such as The Killers, Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Violent Femmes for three years until it closed on July 31, 2004 Renovation of the theater and the outbuildings, which also include restaurants. Dapper also invested nearly $ 25 million in the five other commercial properties downtown, including the Huntridge Shopping Center, the building at 630 S. 11th St. (formerly Gamblers Book Shop, now Henriksen / Butler), The Herbert at 801 S. Main Street (former Western Cab Building that just opened the Great Greek Mediterranean Grill) and 608 S. Maryland Parkway (former home of Mahoney’s Drum Shop).
• The Broken Yolk Cafe in San Diego is back on track for a downtown expansion [ELV]
• Two culinary heavyweights are planning a rooftop restaurant in downtown Las Vegas [ELV]
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