Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 | 2 a.m.
Las Vegas’ most luxurious shopping mall recently got an addition: a newsstand.
CityCenter's new store may seem incongruous. First, it’s an outlet for newspapers, magazines and books in an era when many people get information from smart phones and iPads. Second, the sundries and souvenirs it sells might not appear to jibe with the designer creations its high-end neighbors hawk.
But this isn’t your grandfather’s newsstand. In fact, it’s more akin to a fancy 7-11 than a clearinghouse for headlines from around the world.
Architectural installations adorn the ceiling. Modern color blocks decorate a central pillar. And it sells as many non-news items — wine, liquor, snacks, sodas, cigarettes, chips, chocolates, gifts, souvenirs and travel accessories — as it does publications, if not more.
It is the only newsstand-style sundry store in CityCenter, and it provides one of the only places nearby to grab a drink, book or quick snack. It is strategically located next to The Cup, a coffee house and sandwich joint that pairs perfectly with good reading material.
The shop is open 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. It is run by MGM Resorts International.