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The Shops at Summerlin
The Shops at Summerlin
Rendering: Howard Hughes Corp.

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It will become the major retailing event of 2014, but there has been little concrete information on what to expect from the enormous Shops at Summerlin development. You've probably already heard about Macy's, Dillard's and a 6,000-square-foot Nordstrom Rack signing on as tenants and Racked Vegas has learned they they also be joined by a five screen movie theater and the third outpost of the popular local chain, Crazy Pita. But what will this outdoor, pedestrian friendly, monster-mall really look like?

With 1.6 million square-feet of retail space, it is few thousand feet short of the Fashion Show mall footprint, but this 22,500-acre miniature village hopes to add much more to the shopping experience. Built from scratch and located across from the Red Rock Resort, the Shops have been broken down into 11 color-coded areas. Each colored district has a particular style and content.

Surrounding the shops are parking areas and, just like a village, each road or drive has been given a name. Festival Plaza Drive is the main drag, leading you into either end of the shops, joining Lavender Hill, La Madre Mountain, Sage Park, Summa, Park Centre, Marketwalk, Rosemary Park and Oval Park Drive. Despite the streets and plenty of parking, this a walking-focused destination with enough architectural variety, foliage and shaded and cooled areas to encourage visitors to take their time as they meander though the districts.

The Shops at Summerlin [Renderings: Howard Hughes Corp]

Each tenant's property is being very carefully monitored to obey strict rulings on design, signage and overall look to help keep a uniform feel to the experience. While much will change over the coming year, these architectural renderings of all 11 districts will provide some insight into the feel of the project and should foster enthusiasm for a dramatic addition to the neighborhood,

The Shops at Summerlin [Renderings: Howard Hughes Corp.]

Orange District:
On your left as you approach from the Red Rock Resort, this is your drop-off point when you valet your car.

The Shops at Summerlin [Renderings: Howard Hughes Corp.]

Gold District:
A raised level shopping area with a distinctive roof, vehicular traffic passes through on the ground floor. This is also home to the third, as yet unknown, major anchor tenant of the whole project.

The Shops at Summerlin [Renderings: Howard Hughes Corp.]

Purple District:
Retail and restaurants circle this outdoor oasis that has a water feature and plenty of spaces to catch your breath.

The Shops at Summerlin [Renderings: Howard Hughes Corp.]

Pink District:
Home to a 180,000-square-foot, two-level Macy's and, if you believe these artistic renderings are true to life, an Apple store.

The Shops at Summerlin [Renderings: Howard Hughes Corp.]

Garnet District:
Located below the nine-story office building in the center of the project.

The Shops at Summerlin [Renderings: Howard Hughes Corp.]

Teal District:
This section contains the Regal Summerlin 5 cinema with five auditoriums and a lobby with a central lounge, food concessions and a bar with room for 10 bar-stools. Across the street, the Regal Red Rock Stadium 16 & IMAX remains in business at the Red Rock Resort.

The Shops at Summerlin [Renderings: Howard Hughes Corp]

Green District:
This pedestrian-only district leads from the cinema up to Macy's.

The Shops at Summerlin [Renderings: Howard Hughes Corp]

Sage District:
This area is dominated by the two-level, 200,000-square-foot Dillard's store.

The Shops at Summerlin [Renderings: Howard Hughes Corp.]

Burgundy District:
On either side of a huge parking lot, the Burgundy district can house up to 10 different stores.

The Shops at Summerlin [Renderings: Howard Hughes Corp.]

Blue District:
Located alongside Sahara Avenue, two long, isolated large stores surrounded by parking are joined by three smaller buildings facing the incoming traffic.

The Shops earmarked 125 stores for the venture and the most rumored final anchor tenant is still Crate & Barrel. In 2007 when the Shops at Summerlin were first announced, the retailer was scheduled to open a 34,000-square-foot, two-level Crate & Barrel Home Store. The national economic collapse halted that stage of construction in 2008. Since then, Crate & Barrel has not confirmed it would be interested in returning to finish its first Las Vegas location, but did host a pop-up shop at Town Square from October through December.

The Shops at Summerlin [Renderings: Howard Hughes Corp.]

The Shops at Summerlin are only part of a further master plan. An adjacent future development hopes to one day build a new residential community featuring a park, performance stage, more office space and even its own fire station. Progress on that dream will have to wait until this outdoor mall is completed for a promised December debut.
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The Shops at Summerlin

West Sahara Avenue and 1-215, Las Vegas, NV