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Las Vegas mall inspired by Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar | Economic news

LAS VEGAS ?? – Las Vegas, where the only rule of design seems to be that everything must reflect something else, has a new shopping center modeled on Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar.

Construction began this week in the Grand Bazaar stores outside Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. The 2-acre outdoor mall is slated to open next fall at the corner of Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard in the heart of the Strip.

Developer Larry Siegel describes the project as a sanitized, glitzy version of a traditional Middle Eastern market.

“These are really interesting places where people can gather, and it’s a real experience in terms of sights, sounds and smells. That’s what we’re trying to create here in a more sophisticated way. and modern, ”he said.

The mall will include a spice market, butcher’s shop and the first Swarovski store that will allow customers to haggle for crystals.

Other hyper-specific themes rolling out to the Strip this year include an Eastern European glass factory-themed theater and a China-themed casino, which is expected to include a replica of the Great Wall of China and living pandas.

The Grand Bazaar stores will include around 150 small retail spaces, half of which are already let. It will compete with several other malls, including the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, with around 160 stores, and the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Casino, with 170 stores.