Now open: A store of the future and a superhero theater

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Madame Tussards underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation, including a new Marvel 4D action ride.

A big-box retailer recently gave facelifts to half of its valley stores, while a Strip attraction debuted major renovations.

Meanwhile, a cellphone giant introduced what it calls a “store of the future," while a new restaurant opened to serve farm-fresh meals.

    • Target

      The big box retailer recently completed $24 million in renovations at eight of its 16 Southern Nevada stores.

      The upgrades are part of Target’s nationwide effort to freshen up its older stores. Grocery areas got updates, as did the stores' cosmetics sections.

      Locations that got a new look include: 3210 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas; 4001 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas; 6480 Sky Pointe Drive, Las Vegas; 9725 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas; 4155 S. Grand Canyon Drive, Las Vegas; 4100 Blue Diamond Road, Las Vegas; 605 N. Stephanie St., Henderson; and 350 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson.

    • The AT&T Store is part of a $200 million make over of AT&T networks

      AT&T Store

      AT&T recently invested $200 million to improve service in Las Vegas. Among the upgrades is a new concept store.

      The shop, which corporate officials describe as a “store of the future,” is in the Boca Park Marketplace, 920 S. Rampart Blvd. It is the first of its kind in Las Vegas and features areas where customers can test and learn about devices.

      The AT&T Store is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

    • Farm 24-7 is a new restaurant at the Aliante

      Farm 24-7

      Farm 24-7 at Aliante opened Nov. 1, taking over the site of the former Original Pancake House.

      The 2,200-square-foot, 200-seat diner serves American food made from fresh ingredients sourced from local farms, including Gilcrease Orchard and Cowboy Trail Farms.

      The cafe is open 24 hours a day. It offers breakfast from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and a moonlight menu from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

    • Tourbillon jewelry shop inside Crystals.

      Tourbillon Boutique

      The Tourbillon Boutique at the Shops at Crystals reopened Nov. 13 after moving to a bigger spot in the mall.

      The store sells high-end watches from some of the industry’s biggest manufacturers, including Omega, Breguet and Swatch.

      At 3,800 square feet, the shop is the company's largest in the United States.

      It is open 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.

    • Madame Tussards underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation, including a new Marvel 4D action ride.

      Madame Tussauds

      The wax museum at the Venetian recently celebrated the completion of a two-year renovation with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and visit from comic book legend Stan Lee.

      The multimillion-dollar makeover added a 70-seat multisensory theater that shows a 10-minute superhero movie. Marvel Comics characters battle amid real-life sprays of water, smoke clouds and rumbling beneath viewers’ feet.

      The museum also added wax models of Thor, Iron Man and Captain America to its exhibits, with more superheroes planned for the future.

      Madame Tussauds opens 10 a.m. daily, with the last tickets sold at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for children ages 4 through 12 and $30 for adults. Children 3 and younger are free.

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