Sansone Plans $23 Million Makeover for Boulevard Mall

With the city’s retail market still one of the pillars of its economy, a new refurbishment project was recently announced by commercial real estate firm Sansone Companies. The entity is looking to take an aging Las Vegas shopping center through an extensive renovation process that would add value and revive a once iconic property. Sansone is reportedly set to take The Boulevard Mall retail center through its first major renovation in more than 20 years. The company purchased the property at the end of last year for a fee of $54.5 million.

Sansone Cos. plans a $23 million overhaul of the Boulevard Mall in a bid to restore the 49-year-old retail center to its former prominence. The multi-phase renovation will start this summer and is scheduled for completion in 2015. Details of the plans follow Sansone’s $55 million acquisition of the property late last year..

The renovation plan recently cleared a hurdle when it won approval from the city planning commission. Opened in 1965, the 1.2 million-square-foot center was a major force in the local retail market through the early 1980s.

As part of the overhaul, the property’s first in more than 20 years, Sansone will refresh the tenant roster with a variety of new retailers. Other highlights will include  a farmers market offering about 70 vendors, valet parking, free Wi-Fi, as well as a  food court upgrade that would add a number of new dining plus  four wide-screen plasma TVs.

Also in the works is a redesigned exterior with a new facade that will front Maryland Parkway and its corridor, plus new storefronts, awnings and landscaping.