Rosemary’s restaurant returns with planned Downtown cafe
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 (4:04 p.m.)
Photo: Leila Navidi
After over a decade as a favorite neighborhood restaurant and one of the finest off-Strip dining experiences ever to serve Las Vegas, Rosemary's Restaurant closed in July 2011. Today, it announced its comeback.
Chef and owner Mike Jordan will be re-imagining Rosemary's as part of the grand expansion plans of the Las Vegas Shakespeare Company, which took control of the former Reed Whipple Cultural Center building Downtown on Las Vegas Boulevard last year. The company announced today its plans for a $45 million expansion, which will include a new theater and rehearsal space, a lounge, a gallery in conjunction with Opportunity Village, and Rosemary's Cafe. The planned "upscale eatery and bar" will include terrace seating.
"I couldn't be happier to be working with the Las Vegas Shakespeare Company to bring a taste of Rosemary's back to the city that embraced us so much," Jordan said in a statement released today. "We look forward to bringing back some old favorites and creating new ones."
The project is set to break ground in early 2013 and see completion in 2014. Las Vegas Shakespeare Company is embarking on a capital campaign to complete funding for the project, including $15 million before the groundbreaking.