Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 2:05 p.m.
The Galleria at Sunset mall in Henderson will break ground Thursday on a $24.1 million expansion that will include six new restaurants, a valet, new entrance and an outdoor plaza.
Restaurants will include newcomers Bravo! and Larsen’s, as well as the Sugar Factory, which is opening its third Las Vegas Valley location and the first off the Strip, officials announced today.
The restaurants are scheduled to open in spring 2015. The other eateries will be announced later.
Several of the new restaurants will include patio seating. Right now, the mall has two full-service and 11 fast-food restaurants.
“The expansion is a sign of great things to come,” said Heather Valera, director of marketing at the Galleria at Sunset. “These new restaurants are a great complement to an already exciting shopping experience.”
The 30,000-sqaure-foot expansion is the second phase of a renovation at the 18-year-old shopping center. Mall entrances also will be updated with a more modern appearance and feature the mall’s new logo, officials said.
The project will kick off with a groundbreaking ceremony at 2 p.m. Thursday at the mall’s south entrance, between the Chevy’s and Red Robin restaurants. Construction will be suspended in November so that it does not interfere with holiday shopping and then resume in the new year.
The $7 million first phase of the project — it started last year and is virtually finished — included improvements to the food court, center court, guest services center and restrooms.
It also included renovated interior common areas with soft seating and the addition of free Wi-Fi and the Sunset Express, a trackless train kids can ride.
The Galleria at Sunset, which opened in 1996, is co-owned by Forest City Enterprises and QIC and managed by Forest City Enterprises.
The 1,048,000-square-foot regional shopping center is the only enclosed mall in Henderson and one of the largest in Southern Nevada.