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Vegas to Get Turkish Styled Mall Soon

Friday, December 13th, 2013 Vegas to Get Turkish Styled Mall Soon

Las Vegas is known for its many themed casinos and nightclubs, most of which are replicas of famous structures from around the world. Joining that list of casinos and clubs is a mall, which will be modeled after the Famous Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey. The Grand Bazaar is among the largest and oldest markets of the world, and spreads over 61 streets and houses 3000 shops. The bazaar, which attracts between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors every day, will now be seen in a glitzier and a more hygienic avatar at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road. Construction of the new mall began on December 2 and will be complete in 2014, when it will be open to public.

Flavor of the Middle Eastern Markets in Vegas

The mall mirroring the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul will be right outside Bally’s casino in Vegas. It will be housing around 150 shops of different sizes and will also feature a spice market, a butcher’s etc to give the visitors an authentic feel of the original market. The mall will also have the first Swarovski retail outlet, offering impressive crystal designs to customers. Although it is similar to the Grand Bazaar, it will not be as big as the original. It will be spread over an area of 2 acres and be competing with other major malls on the strip, including Miracle Mile shops at Planet Hollywood casino and the Forum shops at Caesar’s Palace.

Las Vegas Always for Themed-Designs

The Grand Bazaar mall is not the first one with a themed design. The Las Vegas strip already has a theatre based on an Eastern European glass factory and another casino, which is based on the Great Wall of China theme. This Chinese-themed casino will also feature live pandas, apparently. The Luxor Las Vegas on the strip looks like a pyramid from the outside, the Paris casino has a 541 foot tall replica of the Eiffel Tower, The Venetian Hotel design is themed on the Italian city of Venice, and features replicas of various famous buildings in the city, including the Palazzo Ducale, the Piazza San Marco and also the Lion of Venice column.

Tapping the Potential of Las Vegas Retail

Undoubtedly, the owners of the upcoming Grand Bazaar mall on the Las Vegas strip are hoping to tap into the promising potential of the Las Vegas retail sector. The number of retail outlets in the city is only going up and only recently, the Treasure Island Casino announced that it has scrapped its Pirate show to make way for shops in the space. The retail business on the strip is booming, and has never been better, according to the President of Paris, Planet Hollywood and Bally’s casinos, which are owned by the casino giant Caesar’s.

Change in Customer Interests

As observed by experts earlier, the change in attitudes of people visiting Las Vegas is also the reason for this booming retail activity in the region. Today, gaming is not the first thing on the mind of a tourist visiting Las Vegas. Most people visit the city for some grown-up fun and now also for a different kind of shopping experience. The introduction of the outdoor shopping area is also transforming Las Vegas from being a completely shut-in city to one that offers divers indoor and outdoor activities.

Very soon, people visiting Las Vegas will also get to see and visit the $100million park that MGM Grand is building outside New York New York, Caesar’s outdoor shopping district on the Strip and the Linq, which is a 550-feet tall observation wheel that will open in 2014.