LAS VEGAS -- Three days and counting until the new shopping area Downtown Summerlin officially opens to the public.
The construction of this 1.6 million-square-foot urban entertainment center was stalled for nearly 10 years due to the tough economy, but now developers say the grand opening is a sign that Las Vegas' financial future is brighter.
Dillard's, which is one of the main anchor department stores, opened for business a few days ago. Macy's is open as well, along with Old Navy and the Regal Movie Theater.
Downtown Summerlin's official grand opening is Thursday, where more than 80 other shops and restaurants will greet their customers for the very first time.
8 News NOW got a sneak peek of the property as construction workers finished up.
Fashion retailers like True Religion and Francescas are ready to open and Bath & Body Works, Victoria's Secret and Teavana also look close to being done.