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Popular Neighborhood Restaurant Moving and Expanding
Popular Neighborhood Restaurant Moving and Expanding


Many restaurants have struggled in the rough economy but one restaurant is actually expanding.

Rachel’s Kitchen is moving from its location in Summerlin to a bigger space just a mile down the street at Desert Inn and Hualapai. The expanded space means a bigger kitchen, more seating space and a climate-controlled patio. They’re also expecting a 20 percent jump in sales in the bigger space.

The owner, Debbie Sofer-Roxarzade, says the collapse of the construction industry has actually helped them get their new location on track.

“They have been there the whole time, everyone is been doing what they need to, to get it done versus five years ago when the construction market was so hot, if you were a small account no one really paid attention to you," said Sofer-Roxarzade.

The restaurant’s move is a disappointment for businesses next to its old location. Alexus Nail Bar benefited from traffic generated by Rachel’s Kitchen. Now the nail salon must rely on established clients to make up for the loss of the restaurant.

While businesses at one strip mall are upset by the loss, businesses at the mall housing the new restaurant are thrilled by its arrival.

"When we saw that they were opening we really thought of how much it would impact us to increase our business and see success for Pure Barre," said business owner Lauren O’Nan.

Pure Barre is a ballet-based fitness studio. It opened in September and hopes to see a spike in business thanks to Rachel’s Kitchen.

The restaurant hopes to have everything up and serving by 7 a.m., Thursday just in time for the breakfast rush.


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