MGM Resorts International
Monday, April 28, 2014 | 8:46 a.m.
MGM Resorts International today unveiled expanded plans for The Park, a project that will transform the Strip-facing fronts of New York-New York and Monte Carlo into a plaza of outdoor eateries, bars and shops.
The Park, scheduled to open in 2016, is designed to transform eight acres of concrete between the two resorts into the Strip’s first park.
“To create this picturesque outdoor destination, we are literally taking down the walls and opening the doors at our resorts to develop a unique dining and entertainment district that complements its lush new surroundings,” Jim Murren, CEO and chairman of MGM Resorts, said in a news release.
Visitors will be able to stroll through tree-lined cobblestone walkways and enjoy live music and a 100-foot long water wall. There will be a mix of natural desert plants, grass and mature trees creating a cooler, microclimate, officials said.
Visitors will be surrounded by open-air shopping centers, bars and restaurants, officials said.
The first few restaurants will include the Shake Shack burger stand, Bruxie fast-casual waffles and the Sake Rok restaurant and late-night lounge. There will also be a beer garden, a Napa Valley-themed wine bar called the Robert Mondavi Jr. Wine Experience, a country-style bar Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row and a Havana-style bar called Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar.
Officials said more restaurants and bars would be announced in the coming months.