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A New Mall Is Coming to the LV Strip!

25 May 1999

Believe it or not, there's actually room for a shopping mall between the Luxor and Mandalay Bay on the Las Vegas Strip, and a magical plan to make it happen will come to fruition in 2001.

No, it won't be brought to you by David Copperfield. The project instead will lie in the hands of Westcor, a Phoenix-based shopping center developer known for its innovative designs and high-end tenants.

The mall will be a whopping 1.2 million-square-foot structure adjoining the two resorts. This is in stark contrast to the whopping 1.2 million-square miles of desert on the opposite side of Mandalay Bay.

Circus Circus, which owns both resorts, and Westcor will jointly develop and own the project.

It is expected that Nordstrom's first Nevada store will anchor the project. It will be the first retail development in the country to link two casino resorts and a major department store. The 210,000 square-foot store will feature fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for men, woman and children.

Peter Nordstrom, co-president of Nordstrom, Inc., is a happy guy. "We are absolutely thrilled to be opening our first store in Las Vegas," Nordstrom said. "Our priority will be to work hard to serve the needs of the local community. It will be an added bonus to serve the tourists and convention customers visiting town."

Current design plans include a three-level structure featuring a retail bridge spanning Mandalay Bay Road and more than 5,000 parking spaces. The project will be designed by Callison Architecture of Seattle, Nordstrom's exclusive architect, and Klai::Juba Architects of Las Vegas.

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