Caesars Entertainment and Caruso Affiliates Announce First Wave of LINQ Tenants

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor Caesars Entertainment has revealed the initial lineup of restaurants, retailers and entertainment venues for the LINQ, its $550 million open-air district scheduled to open on the Las Vegas Strip in late 2013. The tenants will join such previously announced attractions as a giant Ferris wheel. Leading development at the 300,000-square-foot [...]

Caesars Entertainment has revealed the initial lineup of restaurants, retailers and entertainment venues for the LINQ, its $550 million open-air district scheduled to open on the Las Vegas Strip in late 2013. The tenants will join such previously announced attractions as a giant Ferris wheel.

Leading development at the 300,000-square-foot property is Los Angeles-based Caruso Affiliated, which developed The Grove in Los Angeles’ Fairfax District a decade ago. Caruso also helped select the tenant mix for the LINQ, which is targeting the 21-to-46 age group. Its location on the Strip is expected to benefit from annual foot traffic estimated at 20.4 million people.

The following tenants have signed on:
• Bella Scarpa – footwear boutique store that also features accessories such as handbags and special apparel
• Brooklyn Bowl – one of the most highly rated music venues in the country with a performance space capable of holding 2,000 people, comfort food options and 32 bowling lanes.
• Chayo Mexicano – high-end casual dining venue featuring multiple bars and private dining rooms
• F.A.M.E – Food, Art, Music and Entertainment featuring Asian cuisine and the increasingly popular Asian pop culture and K-pop
• Flour & Barley – slightly different pizzeria-style venue
• KOTO – lifestyle trend store offering ever-changing product lines
• Off the Strip – a local mainstay on the dining circuit in Las Vegas
• Ruby Blue – women’s accessories store featuring novelty legwear and headwear
• Sprinkles Cupcakes and Sprinkles Ice Cream – tasty treats for the whole family, one of the companies responsible for the cupcake craze
• Tilted Kilt – The Celtic-themed sports pub offers chef-driven cuisine in a fast-paced environment and its signature servers wearing plaid kilts
• Yard House – casual eatery in an ambiance of classic rock music. Wash it all down with a selection of imported beers and lagers