Fashion Show to expand in ’02

Dec 31, 2001 11:17 PM

Las Vegas’ premier shopping mall, the Fashion Show, is growing bigger and better. Currently in the midst of a massive, multi-faceted redevelopment, the Fashion Show will soon grow to one of the largest shopping centers in the nation. Upon completion in 2002, only two other retail developments in America will match the Fashion Show in number of anchor tenants, eight, under one roof.

The phase 1 component of the expansion will encompass 172,000 square feet of retail space and includes the expansion of existing anchors, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s and Robinsons-May; and new stores for existing anchors, Saks Fifth Avenue and Dillard’s.

Phase 1, which will celebrate its grand opening on Novovember 1 of this year, also includes the long-anticipated introduction of Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s Home to Southern Nevada, and the debut of the Great Hall, which will be capable of staging events such as product introductions and fashion shows via an elevated runway.

Phase II of the redevelopment/expansion will add 105,000 square feet of retail space and includes the introduction of Lord & Taylor to Southern Nevada, and the much-anticipated debut of Fashion Show’s signature element, The Cloud, a 500-foot long canopy providing visual entertainment suspended above a 72,000-square-foot plaza along the Las Vegas Strip.

The overall redevelopment program will double Fashion Show’s size to more than 1.9 million square feet and includes the expansion of the center’s small store space, which will increase to 513,000 square feet to offer a total of 300 stores.

Since its opening in 1981, Fashion Show has catered to locals and visitors who like the unique selection of designer and upscale shops, as well as the convenient location on the Strip. Upon completion of the expansion, Fashion Show should retain its status as Southern Nevada’s top fashion destination.

Fashion Show is currently the largest retail destination on Las Vegas Boulevard (The Strip), and attracts more than 10 million visitors annually. It is located across Spring Mountain Road from Treasure Island, and flanked by the Frontier on the north.