Openings & Closings:

Openings & Closings: Bally’s staple closes while business opens new sports facility


District One Kitchen & Bar at 3400 S. Jones Blvd.

An old favorite rides off into the sunset with the closure of Bally’s Steakhouse. The longtime Strip favorite is shuttering to make way for a more modern, expanded steakhouse.

A grocery store chain is shutting down two locations as Henderson welcomes a store catering to plus-sized and tall shoppers. Meanwhile, Las Vegas is the new home to a sports center, bar and Vietnamese-inspired dining spot.

    • Bally’s Steakhouse

      The Strip bid farewell to an old friend as Bally’s Steakhouse closed Feb. 2.

      The restaurant, located within Bally's, shut down to make room for BLT Steak Las Vegas, a modern American steakhouse.

      Renovations are underway to update the space’s décor and expand it to 9,300 square feet — more than twice its current size. The new BLT Steak is part of an international chain known for its bistro-like atmosphere. The restaurant is expected to open in early summer.

    • Destination XL. Pictured is the Natick, Mass., location.

      Destination XL

      Destination XL, a retail outlet featuring men’s tall and plus-sized clothing, opened Jan. 21 in Henderson.

      The shop, located at 1381 W. Sunset Road, offers on-site tailoring services and more than 5,800 square feet of selling space.

      The interior of the store resembles the Destination XL in Natick, Mass., pictured above.

      The brand advertises its stores as “built just for men” with sizes starting at a 40-inch waist or XL size. The Henderson location is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

    • District One Kitchen & Bar at 3400 S. Jones Blvd.

      District One

      The Vietnamese-inspired District One kitchen and bar opened Jan. 27.

      The 3,600-square-foot restaurant inhabits the space made vacant by Cravin' Cajun at 3400 S. Jones Blvd, Suite 8, Las Vegas.

      District One, named after an urban division in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, offers seafood and dishes inspired by the founders’ travels through Asia and the United States. The restaurant is open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    • Albertsons on Sahara Ave. and Maryland Parkway.


      Two Albertsons locations are set to close later this month.

      A regional spokesman indicated that the stores, located at 2650 W. Horizon Ridge, Henderson, and 2575 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, weren’t meeting performance goals.

      The stores are expected to close on or around Feb. 20.

    • Southern Nevada Sports Centre at 3585 W. Diablo Drive, Suite 6

      Southern Nevada Sports Centre

      The Southern Nevada Sports Centre opened early last month at 3585 W. Diablo Drive, Suite 6.

      The family-oriented sports facility will host youth and adult hockey leagues and indoor soccer among other sports.

      According to the sports center, the 24,000-square-foot space in midtown Las Vegas will also feature arcade games and be available for birthday parties and other events.

    • Lion's Tail Tavern at 9400 W. Sahara Ave.

      The Lion’s Tail Tavern

      The Lion’s Tail Tavern launched at Village Square on Feb. 1.

      Located at 9400 W. Sahara Ave., the bar is named after the Lion’s Tail cocktail, a popular drink at its sister restaurant, Embers Grille & Spirits.

      The 24-hour cocktail and gaming spot does not prepare food and instead has partnered with neighboring Bachi Burger to serve their menu items.

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