A Trio of Mandalay Bay Restos May Be Set For Closure
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The Delano is set to take over THEhotel late next year, but changes (it seems) will start to occur at Mandalay Bay before the year's out.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting, err, reports by "restaurant employees" that the resort's Red Square, China Grill and Red, White and Blue will shutter November 18. The newspaper spoke to an executive of China Grill Management (operator of the restos) who relayed that The Delano has "acquired the leases" to all three dining venues, but that they "will continue to be operated under those brands until" that date. Which could mean closures, but really means we're just going to have to wait and see.
The one thing we do know is that the Red Square concept won't go away entirely, or at least that was the plan as of a little over the week ago when news of The Delano's takeover first broke and mention of a "new vision for Red Square" was, umm, mentioned.
The Delano is also bringing with it two other restaurants for Mandalay Bay -- "a casual American bistro by Chef Brian Massie" and a "Japanese dining destination by celebrity chef Akira Back" -- so it's probably not too far of a reach to imagine those dining concepts taking over the spaces now occupied by China Grill (shown below) and Red, White and Blue (shown at top).
(PHOTOS: Mandalay Place)