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Sprouts Farmers Market opens new Las Vegas location

Healthier food options are coming to the valley. Sprouts Farmers Market opens its fifth Las Vegas location Wednesday.

Construction Underway on New Shopping Center

Construction Underway on New Shopping Center

Construction is underway for a new shopping center at Sahara Avenue and Hualapai Way.

Sahara Center will feature 220,000 square feet of retail space. Retailers including T.J. Maxx, Stein Mart, Sprouts Farmers Market, HomeGoods and Petco are the shopping center's anchor stores.

According to developers, 60 percent of the complex is already leased. The same group that created the Tivoli Village shopping area and One Queensridge Place residential towers is developing this center.

The shopping center is scheduled to open early fall 2014.  

Shopping Area Sign Small Business Confidence

Shopping Area Sign Small Business Confidence

There is a new confidence for small business. Areas all over the Las Vegas valley are seeing shops and restaurants opening.

The newly remodeled Village Square at Ft. Apache Road and Sahara Avenue is adding seven new businesses.

One of them is Pisces Reef, Fish Emporium which features fresh and salt water fish along with all the accessories for fish tanks.

"I saw incremental improvements in the economy. Little ma and pa shops opening up," owner Belinda Lavezzi said.

For her, one of the striking positives was people's willingness to spend.

"People like these type of things. As you have more disposable income, you look to find what makes you happy," Lavezzi said.

She is not the only small-business owner noticing it. Thirteen new businesses have popped up in the last 18 months at Village Square alone.

Even with all the growth, Lavezzi did not take any chances and did some research before she invested.

Tivoli Village Expands Playground

Tivoli Village Expands Playground

The shopping area Tivoli Village is expanding its playground area.

The space will be larger, offering more area for kids to enjoy. It also has a large open area for special events and relaxation. The playground is fully enclosed and is open year-round.

The play area is on the north end of the shopping center near Kidville and the newly opened Pizza Lounge Restaurant. The restaurant’s patio overlooks the new playground.

The playground will open during a family-friendly celebration of the summer solstice Saturday.  

The shopping area will also be offering 50 parking spaces on the street level starting June 30, making it easier for customers to make quick-stop shopping trips. 

Two New Businesses Join Revitalized Village Square

Two New Businesses Join Revitalized Village Square


Two new businesses are opening at the Village Square shopping and business complex, which is currently under renovation.

NVpcfix will host a grand opening Friday. The store sells and repairs all kinds of computers. It also offers computer service for homes and offices. The grand opening starts at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. It is also offering special deals on new laptops, netbooks and tablets throughout the weekend.

A new restaurant is also opening at the retail space. Chinita Mexican Bar & Grill is planning a grand opening celebration from 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, January 30. The celebration will include traditional Mexican music and dance. The restaurant is the second location for owner and operator Chanthy and Tim Walsh. They also have the Sonrisa Grill in MonteLago Village at Lake Las Vegas.

Macy's Closing Bloomingdale's at Fashion Show

A retail giant is pulling one of its stores from the Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas Strip.

Macy's announced Thursday that it is closing six stores around the country including the Bloomingdale's Home Store at the Fashion Show Mall.

The clearance sale for the store starts Sunday and is expected to last several weeks. The retailer is closing the store because of poor sales performance.

The store opened in 2002 and employs 35 associates. The company says it will offer employees positions in nearby stores.

Despite the closing of Bloomingdales, Macy's is expanding its presence at Fashion Show with the addition of the Macy's Men's Store. The 105,000-square-foot store will open later this spring. The company is also remodeling its main store at the mall.

A new Macy's store will be built at the Shops in Summerlin, which is expected to be finished in the fall of next  year. The store is expected to be 180,000 square feet and employee 160 associates.