To say Inspire will operate in renovated space of the former 7-Eleven at Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard is to undersell the word “renovated.”
It’s a more than $5.5 million rebuild of a structure that has long been a blight at the intersection that connects the Fremont Street Experience casino corridor to the quirky bars of the Fremont East Entertainment District.
Not only did business partners Future Restaurant Group and the Downtown Project completely gut and replace the interior of the building, they rebuilt the exterior, adding a third level complete with rooftop bar and patio with panoramic downtown views.
Future Restaurant Group, owned by Michael Cornthwaite, includes the Beat Coffeehouse, Downtown Cocktail Room and several other bars and restaurants. Downtown Project is the business entity Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and his investment partners are using to invest about $350 million in everything from real estate development to technology start-ups. (Continue Reading)