LAS VEGAS—Everything in Vegas is a production, even the shopping malls.
Over the next couple of years, a number of casinos will unveil new shopping areas that are not just commercial centers but attractions in their own right. Many have outdoor areas, a departure from typical Vegas resort design, which funnels people indoors into the casinos.
By Shivani Vora
Grand Bazaar Shops, a collection of more than a 150 stores, is scheduled to open this fall in Las Vegas.
Inspired by markets around the world such as the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Portobello Road in London and the souks in Northern Africa, the 55,000-square-foot outdoor space will be located on the Strip at the entrance to Bally’s Las Vegas.
With Eclectic Food, Dining & Bar Experiences Under Vibrantly Colored Rooftops, “21st Century Bazaar” Will Offer More Than 150 Shops, Including Unique First-to-Market Brands
Las Vegas (December 4th, 2013) – Las Vegas is all about experiences. And what the Vegas Strip has long needed is a major retail destination which truly redefines the shopping experience. Grand Bazaar Shops™ is an innovative, uniquely merchandised venue that will give Las Vegas its first truly urban shopping scene.
By Howard Stutz
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Even with competition from more than a half-billion dollars’ worth of elaborate Strip retail districts under development, Larry Siegel says his planned Grand Bazaar Shops near the entrance to Bally’s will stand out.
His design and concept inspiration was the “world’s great markets,” such as the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, the night markets in Asia and the spice markets in India.
By Rachel Brown
NEW MALL: Visitors to Las Vegas will soon have more places to spend their winnings. Developers of the Grand Bazaar Shops said Wednesday that the 55,000-square-foot shopping center would open in the fall of next year at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road with some 150 stores, including Swarovski, Swatch, Superdry and Campo Marzio. Stores at the center, envisioned to be a 21st century outdoor bazaar, will run from 150 to 300 square feet except for a select few at 1,500 to 2,000 square feet. “With Grand Bazaar Shops, we aim to marry recent developments in retail, which have seen smaller, more unique and interactive stores in a variety of shopping environments. Grand Bazaar Shops will be a new, visually distinctive feature of the Strip, its aesthetically beautiful mosaic-patterned rooftops designed to resemble the colorful, undulating roofs of classic bazaars, inspired by those in Europe and worldwide,” said Larry Siegel, chairman of Juno Property Group, and former chairman and chief executive officer of The Mills Corp.