A handful of local businesses are bidding patrons farewell this month while others are greeting customers for the first time — and trying out new things on their menus.
Adventurous diners can indulge in drinks made with bacon or eat sushi rolls containing Pop Rocks at newly debuted valley restaurants. A club near the Tropicana is off the roster for now, but a new high-end movie theater will be a reality soon.
Here's a look at some of the local businesses that have recently opened or closed:
For Goodness Shake
For Goodness Shake started whipping up smoothies and milkshakes in June.
Focused on giving back to the community, the milkshake shop teamed with Three Square Food Bank to provide meals for children in need. The shake shack plans to donate a dish for each drink purchased.
Flavors include "All Shook Up," a peanut butter, banana and protein concoction; and “The Morning After,” made with bacon, orange juice and maple syrup.
The shop is located at 4220 S. Grand Canyon Drive, Las Vegas. It is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
El Pollo Loco
El Pollo Loco opened it 17th Las Vegas-area location July 12 at 5260 S. Fort Apache Road, Las Vegas.
New summer menu items include a chicken fajita-stuffed quesadilla and an avocado fajita salad.
The restaurant is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Drive-thru service is available until 11 p.m.
Chef Akira Back opened his second restaurant, Kumi at Mandalay Bay, on July 23.
Signature rolls include the Hot Mess, comprised of crab, sashime poke and screaming O sauce; and as the Pop Rockin', made with spicy tuna, crab, salmon, avocado and Pop Rocks.
Kumi is open from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 5 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Call 693-8300 for reservations.
Port of Subs
Port of Subs opened two more local locations this summer.
The sandwich restaurant's 39th Las Vegas Valley location opened late last month inside the Flamingo 76 gas station and convenience store at 8615 W. Flamingo Road. A second location, at 151 N. Gibson Road, started serving subs in mid-July and will celebrate its grand opening Aug. 21.
Bagatelle Beach Club no longer will be a public affair.
The restaurant-club-pool, which has been open for less than a year, will be refashioned into a multi-use room for private events and renamed the Havana Room and Beach Club.
Galaxy Cannery Theatres
Once renovations are complete, the theater will be equipped with fully reclining cushioned seats, powered footrests, attached snack tables and expanded aisles.
The makeover will take place in a few auditoriums at a time, and the theater will remain open during construction.
Showtimes are available here.