Monday, February 14, 2011

Vdara Loses Restaurant - Gains Grocery Store

Silk Road, the only restaurant at Vdara will be closing in March. Despite pretty good reviews and a cool layout the restaurant never really got off the ground. As good as it might have been Vdara is just a bad location, out of the way for anyone not staying at the property. The fact that they weren't even open for dinner couldn't have helped things. A quick glance at Yelp shows that many people liked Silk Road, although there seemed to be some service issues, including one person reporting they were made to sit at the bar because they were wearing a short sleeve shirt. I'm not sure why a struggling breakfast joint would enforce a dress code that strictly.

In semi-related news, Vdara will be getting a grocery store. Market Café Vdara will open March 1st. It's not exactly clear what the store will offer, but I'm guessing it will be a convenience store with small grocery items and various sundries. When CityCenter was touted as a possible permanent residence for condo owners, talk of a grocery store was one of the selling points. Even though most of the condos remain unsold, a grocery store is a nice perk to the owners and hotel guests alike.