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Things Are Changing Again At CityCenter

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December 27, 2012 at 3:38 PM | by | Comments (0)

It's been just over three years from the opening of CityCenter and the mega-resort complex is still trying to discover just what will make tourists hand over their money happiest.

Yesterday, Aria announced that SKYBOX Sports Bar and Grill will close next week on January 2 for "an exciting new concept." Rumor has it that it will be a second, more casual concept by chef Shawn McClain who already operates Sage restaurant at the resort. (Rumor confirmed. It will be a pizza joint, FIVE50.)

Earlier this month, Aria's sweet spot, Sweet Chill, shuttered to make way for a Starbucks. And, another Starbucks is headed to the nearby Crystals mall as well, according to employment sites. So much has been happening at CityCenter that it may feel as if a scorecard would be handy, so we created one:

Vdara
Silk Road restaurant closes (March 2011)
Market Cafe Vdara opens (March 2011)

Aria
Viva Elvis closes (August 2012), Zarkana opens (November 2012)
Union closes (January 2012), Javier's opens (October 2012)
Shaboo closes (April 2012), Tetsu opens (August 2012)
The Buffet closes for remodel (October 2012), reopens (December 2012)
Sweet Chill closes (December 2012), Starbucks opens (2013, TBA)
SKYBOX closes (January 2013), FIVE50 pizza joint opens (2013, TBA)
Zarkana casino-floor box office window opens (January 2013)

The new and improved(?) buffet at Aria. See what the old one looked like here.

Crystals
Beso and Eve closes (August 2012, July 2011), SHe opens (New Year's Eve 2012)
Amore Patisserie closes (May 2012), Pinkberry opens (August 2012)
Two Starbucks open (2013, TBA)
Ganzfeld Project opens (TBA)

Crystals, Continued:
Carolina Herrera closes (we're actually not sure when this happened in 2012, it was a quiet one)
Centerpiece Art Gallery closes (ditto)
Brasserie Puck becomes Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina (2010, five months after opening)
The Pods by Wolfgang Puck close (January 2013)

Veer
427 units or 60% sold to Ladder Capital making it now 98% sold (December 2012)

Know of something else happening at CityCenter? Or, have juicy details about something already mentioned above? Fill us in via tips@vegaschatter.com.

(PHOTOS: CityCenter on Foursquare, The Buffet at Aria on Foursquare)

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