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Adjacent to the forthcoming Grand Bazaar Shops coming to the front of Bally's Las Vegas, a familiar Las Vegas Strip resident wants to take up residence.
CVS intends to build a two-story, 20,000-square-foot pharmacy and retail store in front of the Paris Las Vegas parking garage. The space is temporarily occupied by a Tix4Tonight discount ticket booth.
Repeatedly described as "classy" by a representative of Armstrong Development, who are helming the project, even commissioners of the Paradise Town Advisory Board were surprised by the subdued nature of the current designs. Using unusual architecture, the team believes this flagship property will look unlike any current CVS stores, including the branch further down the Strip, close to CityCenter.
The huge, 2.6 acre, open air Grand Bazaar Shops will feature more than 150 retailers, each store ranging in size from 150 to 300 square feet with a select few expanding to 2,000 square feet. The Bazaar is modeled on the long traditions of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, London's Portobello Road, Seattle's Pike Place Market and Morocco's Marrakesh Souk.
The CVS will be joining the five names already signed on, Swarovski, Swatch Superdry, Havaianas and Campo Marzio. In recent interview with the Associated Press project creators suggested, as befitting the bazaar concept, guests could "haggle" over the price of crystals at the Swarovski store.
Construction on the site has begun removing sections around the currently inactive escalators and water features. The Bazaar hopes to be open by fall 2014.
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