Openings & Closings:

Downtown landmark El Sombrero Café closes, Lego builds up to grand opening

El Sombrero

A landmark downtown restaurant shuttered last week.

El Sombrero Café, a New Mexican eatery, shut down Saturday after more than 60 years of business. As the legendary dining spot closed, new stores cropped up across the valley.

Lego arrived at the Fashion Show mall and a ubiquitous brand debuted a new pub. A marketing business opened its first Nevada location, and a new restaurant is serving patrons while educating its employees.

    • El Sombrero's red chile beef burrito combo plate.

      El Sombrero Café

      Las Vegas lost an old friend as El Sombrero Café closed Saturday.

      The restaurant, located at 807 S. Main St., Las Vegas, opened in 1950.

      The eatery's popular New Mexican cuisine drew a faithful crowd of regulars

    • LEGO store


      The Lego store held its soft opening early this month at the Fashion Show mall.

      Featuring an interactive play area and model displays, the 2,100-square-foot space also includes a Pick-A-Brick Wall, which allows customers to pick specific Lego blocks and elements for purchase.

      The store, which will hold its grand opening April 25-27, is in operation from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m Sunday.

    • Kitchen Creations

      Kitchen Creations Café

      Opportunity Village opened its newest division, Kitchen Creations Café, March 17.

      The dining spot at the Clark County Government Center occupies 3,394 square feet and offers grab-and-go items as well as daily breakfast and lunch specials.

      The project, a joint venture between Opportunity Village and Business Enterprise of Nevada, offers a chance for individuals with intellectual disabilities and people with visual impairments to enter the food service workforce. The Kitchen Creations Café is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    • PT's Pub

      PT’s Pub

      PT’s Entertainment Group opened a new PT’s Pub on April 1.

      The 4,681-square-foot bar, located at 9435 W. Tropicana Ave., is one of 43 PT’s locations in Southern Nevada.

      The new pub, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offers video poker machines, flat-screen TVs, a pool table and more. It occupies the space vacated by Foothills Lodge.

    • Welcome Mat Services

      Welcomemat Services

      Marketing strategies and technology company Welcomemat Services opened April 1.

      The business, which offers marketing services targeted to new residents, occupies a 300-square-foot office in Summerlin.

      It is the first outpost of the company in the state. Welcomemat is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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