18 Sep Downtown Las Vegas’s Radio City Pizzeria and Retroscena Closes
Only after reopening and renovating earlier this year, the new spot for Radio City Pizzeria, which moved from Tivoli Village in Summerlin, is closing its doors and reopening as a fondue restaurant. The venue, and it’s back alley speakeasy style bar, Retroscena, was actually sold to Jeffrey Fine and Sam Marvin. Fine currently runs Las Vegas local food and beverage operations, including Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Jamba Juice, I love Burgers, Lobster ME and Daily Kitchen & Wellness Bar.
Retroscena Las Vegas Bar and RCP former owner, Elias Ghanem Jr. said the new owners, “Made me an offer I couldn’t refuse” and took over the space on September 1.
Your bar tour in Downtown Las Vegas doesn’t have to suffer, however, as there are plenty other venues to choose from and plenty of other venues that Vegas Pub Crawler will continue to take you to whether you’re looking to throw a bachelor or bachelorette party, or some other exciting group event.
Radio City Pizzeria faced tough competition with world-famous Pizza Rock Las Vegas nearby. Ghanem originally opened Radio City Pizzeria at Tivoli Village in 2011, a location that closed a year later. At the quainter Downtown eatery in the clamoring Fremont East Entertainment District, the new administration was acquired earlier this year to redo the menu and roll out improvements to the space. “There are a lot more influential and affluent people going down there and it has become a [food] destination,” Ghanem said. “Downtown has developed into this area where you have to be creative and eclectic with food, which is why we did those changes, and we were proud of the changes we made.”
Who knows what the new fondue venture will bring to the Downtown Vegas club crawl scene, but it will definitely be a new concept as there is currently nothing like it nearby. Are you sad to see Retroscena go? Let us know in the comments section, and in the meantime, book your Vegas Pub Crawl today.