This Week in Chinatown
Rain or Shine, Chinatown Shines!
Even Mother Nature’s showers couldn’t dampen the spirits of Chinatown this week! Our shops bustled with activity despite the rare two days straight of rain, proving the community’s unwavering resilience and vibrant energy.
Speaking of construction, things are buzzing on Spring Mountain Road! Roadwork is in full swing, particularly at the bustling intersections of Jones and Decatur. While we’re all eagerly anticipating the smooth streets and revitalized corridors that await, there’s no denying the temporary bumps in the road. But hey, progress marches on, and we can’t wait to witness the transformation!
Alright, enough roadblocks (pun intended!), let’s dive into the juicy happenings of the week and see what treasures Chinatown has in store! Buckle up, friends, it’s time for another whirlwind tour of our beloved neighborhood.
We are starting from the east and heading west on Spring Mountain Rd
Laughter Takes Center Stage at The Las Vegas Little Theater!
Prepare for a side-splitting trip to London this winter, right in the heart of Chinatown! The Las Vegas Little Theater presents the hilarious classic “Darling Mr. London” by Anthony Marriott and Bob Grant, playing at The Center at Spring Mountain.
Meet Edward, a mild-mannered man with a penchant for charming female telephone operators. His harmless online flirtations take a hilarious turn when four glamorous Miss Europhone contestants mistake him for their beloved “Mr. London” and arrive at his doorstep!
Get ready for a whirlwind of misunderstandings, witty one-liners, and laugh-out-loud situations as Edward juggles his real life, his unsuspecting wife, and his tangled web of telephonic dalliances. This timeless comedy promises an evening of pure joy and lighthearted fun for the whole family.
Catch “Darling Mr. London” at The Center at Spring Mountain:
- Fridays, Jan 19 & 26, Feb 2: 8:00 PM
- Saturdays, Jan 20 & 27, Feb 3: 8:00 PM
- Saturdays, Jan 27 & Feb 3: 2:00 PM
- Sundays, Jan 21 & 28, Feb 4: 2:00 PM
Tickets are just $30! Don’t miss your chance to experience this comedic gem right in the heart of Chinatown. Secure your seats today and prepare for an evening of guaranteed laughter!
Diamond Bakery’s Coffee Dreams Almost Brewing! ☕️✨
Following up on the update back in October, where we revealed Diamond Bakery’s plans for a coffee and tea express takeaway? Well, buckle up, caffeine lovers, because the aroma of fresh brew is getting closer!
We just dropped by for a sneak peek, and let’s just say the transformation is stunning. Check out this exclusive photo (link to photo) – sleek counters, stylish seating, and warm lighting create a welcoming atmosphere that practically begs for lingering conversations and pastry-fueled mornings.
The best part? While final permits are still brewing (pun intended!), Diamond Bakery has whipped up a delicious surprise: their express takeout section is almost complete! That means you can grab your coffee and tea fix to go, paired with your favorite Diamond Bakery treats, very soon.
Think aromatic coffees, frothy lattes, and soothing herbal infusions, all perfectly complementing their legendary breads and pastries. It’s the perfect on-the-go pick-me-up or a delightful pause amidst the vibrant heart of Chinatown.
So keep your eyes peeled, Chinatown enthusiasts! The official grand opening date is just around the corner, and we’ll be the first to spill the beans (we couldn’t resist another pun!). In the meantime, let this photo fuel your cravings for what’s to come at Diamond Bakery’s charming new coffee haven. ☕️
From Volcanic Eruption to Tea Transformation: What’s Brewing at the Chinatown Plaza?
Remember back in August when Volcano Tea mysteriously closed its doors for renovations? We all scratched our heads at the lack of visible progress, and some whispers of a permanent goodbye even started swirling around Chinatown.
Well, dear tea enthusiasts, buckle up for a plot twist! Those whispers held a grain of truth, but not the kind we feared. Volcano Tea might be saying sayonara, but it’s paving the way for a brand new tea adventure: Gong cha is brewing up something exciting in its place!
While details about Gong cha‘s Chinatown debut are still steeping (pun intended!), one thing’s for sure – it’s a name synonymous with delicious, customizable bubble tea experiences. So, while we bid farewell to Volcano Tea and its fiery concoctions, we can’t wait to welcome Gong cha and its promise of fresh, flavorful sips.
Stay tuned, Chinatown! We’ll keep our ears to the ground (and our taste buds ready!) for all the updates on Gong cha’s grand opening. Let’s raise a (soon-to-be) boba-filled toast to new beginnings and exciting tea journeys in the heart of Chinatown!
Shanghai Plaza Bustles and Shanghai Taste Expands and Noodle Nest’s Grand Opening
The beating heart of Chinatown, Shanghai Plaza, was a hive of activity this week! Noodle lovers rejoice, because Noodle Nest, the highly anticipated successor to Dagu Noodle, is generating rave reviews during its soft opening. Get ready for slurping bliss at their grand opening soon!
Meanwhile, in the realm of culinary thrills, Noodle Nest is making waves (seafood waves, that is!) with its legendary giant fried squid. This tentacled behemoth is drawing crowds who want to take on the crispy challenge, and rumor has it that it’s becoming famous as a Chinatown must-try. Be prepared for epic photo ops and epic appetites!
Speaking of culinary expansions, Shanghai Taste announced their ambitious plans to conquer new taste buds. Look out for their new locations in the Las Vegas SW and their first national outpost in Dallas, Texas! Chef Jimmy Li is keeping everyone guessing about a special dish exclusive to the SW location, but one thing’s for sure – it’s sure to be a taste sensation.
While the food scene sizzles, the mystery surrounding Master Kim’s Tofu House deepens. No news on the remodel yet, but we’ll keep you posted on any savory developments.
Stay tuned next Wednesday for another delicious scoop!
Hot Pot Cravings Satisfied! Shabuya Opens for Lunch at Spring Oak
Calling all lunch lovers! Craving a steaming bowl of hot pot goodness? Look no further than Spring Oak Shopping Center! Shabuya, the popular Japanese restaurant known for its delicious hot pot meals featuring meat, veggies, seafood, and noodles, is now open for lunch 7 days a week!
That’s right, you can satisfy your midday cravings with all your favorite Shabuya fixings, from melt-in-your-mouth wagyu to fresh veggies and hearty noodles. Gather your friends or indulge in a solo hot pot feast – the possibilities are endless.
Find Shabuya at 4725 W. Spring Mountain Rd. Ste A-E, Las Vegas, NV 89102 and give them a call at (702) 776-9277 to book your table or order takeout. Don’t miss this exciting addition to the lunch scene!
Don’t look for signage for this mall. For the longest time, we mistakenly assumed the Chinatown strip mall lacked a name, often referring to it as ‘The strip mall with no name.’ This misconception arose as no signage within the area displayed its official name.
Chinatown, Get Ready to Claw Your Way to Toy Glory!
Hold onto your hats, Chinatown, because a magical arcade adventure has just landed on 3650 S Decatur Blvd! Magic Claw, the ultimate claw machine playground, is open and ready to unleash squeals of joy and triumphant fist pumps.
Forget dingy carnival machines – Magic Claw is a wonderland of plush pals, anime heroes, and popular treasures, all begging to be snatched by your skillful claw. Whether you’re a claw champion with nerves of steel or a first-timer testing your luck, their friendly crew promises a thrilling experience filled with cheers and near misses (the best kind!).
But here’s the twist that makes Magic Claw truly magical: master the claw, and you unlock epic upgrades to your prizes! Level up from adorable plushies to epic anime figures, or snazzy gadgets to coveted collectibles. It’s claw-meets-RPG, and the prize collection possibilities are endless!
So, Chinatown enthusiasts, gather your competitive spirit and prepare for some good-natured claw-to-claw battles (friendly, of course!). Head down to Magic Claw and step into a world of surprises, victory dances, and a prize collection begging to be leveled up. You might just discover your inner claw champion and walk away with a furry (or plastic) friend in tow, all thanks to a sprinkle of arcade magic!
Gimik Republik Shines Brighter with Stunning New Signs! ✨
Chinatown’s favorite spot for belting out karaoke tunes and savoring Filipino flavors just got a dazzling upgrade! Gimik Republik has unveiled breathtaking new signage that perfectly captures their vibrant energy and welcoming atmosphere.
Forget the old – step into a world of bold neon lights, eye-catching graphics, and an unmistakable air of fun radiating from the facade of Gimik Republik. The photo we have (link it!) speaks volumes, showcasing the stunning transformation that will draw you in even before you start humming your favorite karaoke hit.
This isn’t just a cosmetic change; it’s a statement. Gimik Republik is here to stay, and they’re ready to light up Chinatown nights with their infectious blend of karaoke magic and delicious Filipino fare. So grab your singing squad, gather your appetites, and head down to Gimik Republik – their new signs are just the first act in a show you won’t want to miss!
Sugar Mama Shutters Doors, Making Way for ‘Whip X’ as Mala Town Joins Commerce Corner
Sugar Mama, the dessert haven known for its Fresh-squeezed Sugarcane Juice, initially reported by us in October 2022, has officially closed. Brace for a new era as “Whip X” steps in to take its place. Despite our efforts, a representative couldn’t be reached for more details. Stay tuned for further updates. Meanwhile, Commerce Corner introduces the exciting soft opening of Mala Town, adding new flavors to the neighborhood.
That’s it for this week. Until the next one, remember, what happens in Chinatown, happens here
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