Revitalization efforts have helped attract a number of restaurateurs to downtown Las Vegas, and now the area is getting even more flavorful.
MTO Cafe is scheduled to open Tuesday, giving downtown dwellers and visitors a place to eat breakfast and lunch. Another newcomer, Nacho Daddy, gives diners a place to enjoy dinner and some drinks.
In mid-November, a new beer garden is planned for the Plaza, providing another potential nightlife spot.
Among other new business ventures, visitors to the Strip have more places to buy a piece of fine art or a new watch, while folks in Spring Valley will soon have another dessert option.
Here is today's version of VEGAS INC's weekly look at recent and upcoming business openings in the valley:
The brainchild of Johnny Church, MTO (Made to Order) Cafe will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. The 65-seat restaurant is at 500 S. Main St., in the Main Street parking garage across from City Hall.
Nacho Daddy opened its second location Oct. 11 at 115 N. 4th St., in the space that used to belong to Thai Vegas.
The 3,000-plus-square-foot restaurant opens at 7 a.m. daily, offering a breakfast menu. Lunch, dinner and drinks also are on the menu.
The original location is in Henderson at 9925 S. Eastern Ave.
The team that opened Pop Up Pizza, 1 S. Main St., is adding another restaurant to its downtown portfolio.
Bier Garten is set to open in mid-November in front of the Plaza.
The eatery will feature German-inspired food to pair with one of the microbrews or imported beers on tap with indoor and outdoor seating.
Rita's Italian Ice
Rita’s Italian Ice plans to add a third location in Las Vegas in the coming weeks.
The newest dessert shop will be at 5415 S. Rainbow Blvd. and will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
For a sampling of what is to come, visit the other two locations at 693 N. Stephanie St., Henderson, and 2192 N. Rainbow Blvd.
Rolex Boutique Wynn
Rolex opened its second boutique in Las Vegas at the Wynn Esplanade in mid-October, making it the seventh location in Las Vegas to sell the high-end watches.
At close to 3,000 square feet, it is one of the largest Rolex stores in the country.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
Kush Fine Art
Renowned artist Vladimir Kush is planning to open a gallery in the Forum Shops at Caesars.
It is his second location in Las Vegas, with the first being in the Miracle Mile shops at Planet Hollywood.
The 3,200-square-foot gallery will feature such works as paintings, bronze and silver sculptures, and jewelry.
A grand opening ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday.