Tivoli Village retail district opens in western valley

A preview of Tivoli Village, April 20, 2011, just days before its grand opening.

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Tivoli Village at Queensridge

Executives cut the ribbon today on the first phase of the $850 million Tivoli Village at Queensridge in the western Las Vegas Valley, officially opening the European-style development.

Tivoli opened with 15 stores and restaurants, which is half of the stores planned for Phase 1 of the project. Developers plan to have 30 retailers when the first phase is complete during the winter.

The multi-use development includes 225,000 square feet of retail space and restaurants, and about 145,000 square feet of office space. Tivoli Village Executive Vice President Patrick Done said 54 percent of the office space and 72 percent of the retail space has been leased.

Businesses opening today include Brio Tuscan Grille, a Land Rover dealership and new-to-the-market retailers like Charming Charlie’s accessory store, Obika eyewear and a gallery by photographer Bobby Wheat.

Opening this summer will be a gourmet hamburger joint, a high-end gym, a martini bar, Greek restaurant and medical spa.

"The goal is to be everything to everybody," Done said. "Our retailers will be blend of all price points."

Next, developers will turn their focus to construction of the second phase of Tivoli Village, which will include a 300,000-square-foot indoor retail and entertainment facility with a movie theater. That phase is expected to be finished in time for the 2012 holiday shopping season.

Across Alta Drive sits an empty plot of land where Tivoli developers recently submitted plans to build an additional 750,000-square-foot indoor mall and 100 condominiums with a completion date sometime in 2015.

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  1. We went to the AFAN charity event at the new Brio at Tivoli Village last night, which was the soft opening for both the restaurant and mall. Absolutely beautiful, this new retail/commercial space should be a fantastic success for the developer (and tenants). Great job!

  2. Went there late thursday. Here are my comments for what they are worth. The architecture as noted was excellant and very much in keeping with the high end feel of One Queensridge nearby. No doubt due to local developers linkage. Parking at least for opening day was problematic. 3000 spaces, but ingress/egress difficult. I found it interesting that the resturant Brio Grill is there when the Cheesecake Factory is also owned and operated by the same outfit right across the street in the Boca Mall. Similar cusine, but different "theme"? The one flaw I take note of is that there really isnt any compelling reason to go to this project. The retailers so far listed are nice but nothing special. Where is a Nordstroms? Or a Nordstrom Rack? Crate and Barrel? CB 2? Or any anchor retailer? Now maybe they are shooting for one or more in phase two? But for now with gas approaching $5 a gallon I venture even upscale Summerlin dwellers will think twice or three times about coming to the "Village". As stated above, Town Square, the Village in Henderson and other projects have failed. Finally, I do note that Israel money backers did this project on a cash basis, so that alone may be why it will survive for as long as the cash flow subsidies can continue. I dont see this project being self sustaining on revenues anytime soon. Other than that a nice addition and wish it well.

  3. rafarqo4, I agree the design is "lively" and the credit for the design goes to local developer who took styling cues from the nearby One Queensridge Condos (they developed) across from the Suncoast. Take a look at the cues, materials and iron/stonework. Trivoli was conceived and designed to compliment and be part of Queensridge. FYI, A very simliar open area "Tuscan" shopping center can be found in Boca Ratan Florida. Almost an exact copy, so Trivoli is not "original" in the sense of breaking new architecture barriers. Very nice to look at. But again this is a commerical enterprise that at somepoint needs to be self sufficient and not dependent upon the developer carrying the operational costs without a return on investment. I think they will need more than some "Tchotchke" shops to maintain a retail relevancy for people to drive to that location. I again point out the failures of Town Square and Green Valley developments( not low end strip malls) to be a cautionary tale for Trivoli going forward. Although a nice development, its not like you have to go there for anything special. But good luck to them. For now the backers seem to have the dough re me to keep things going even if the economy continues to tank.