Area 15 to offer new kind of retail, entertainment experience

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A new kind of retail and entertainment experience is coming to Las Vegas. Area 15 is a massive project promising a unique concept.

It’s near Desert Inn Road and I-15. The goal of Area 15 is to highlight local talent and businesses.
Construction crews are bringing it all to life and after 10 months of construction, Area 15 is taking shape.

The foundation of what will be 126,000-square feet of retail and entertainment space is done. The walls will begin going up Wednesday and are expected to be completed by the Thanksgiving holiday.

“You are dead center in the middle of the spine of Area 15,” said Michael Beneville, chief creative, Area 15.

Michael Beneville and Winston Fisher are the creative minds behind the project.

“We’re really excited to you know, be part of, Area 15, be part of the local community,” Fisher, ceo, Area 15.

Meow Wolf is the first official tenant of area 15. Las Vegas will be the interactive arts and entertainment company’s second location.

The plan is to incorporate other businesses that bring a unique twist to the traditional dining, retail, and entertainment experience.

“We have a few small spots left for tenants or partners,” Beneville said. “We’d love even more local participation for sure and if anybody has a crazy whacked out idea that seems like it would fit in, call.”

Area 15 hopes to attract both visitors and locals.

“So, I think accessibility, were actually at a very good location for the local community and in today’s world with GPS and apps, it’s a seven-minute ride from the Strip,” Fisher said.

Their slogan may be “Area 15 does not exist” but it will by the end of next year.

“We’re really excited to celebrate the art. This city has so much creative energy and we’re excited to tap into that,” Fisher said.

“Yeah, 100-percent,” Beneville added.

Once Area 15 opens in late 2019, the creators behind the project believe it will be one of the largest galleries of alternative and festival art in the country, and possibly the world.

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