Developer Roland Sansone buys Boulevard mall from lenders for $54.5 million

The Boulevard mall, a once-thriving Las Vegas shopping hub that slid in popularity and financial health over the years, was sold to local developer Roland Sansone on Nov 21, 2013. Sansone has been developing it since. What was once an ordinary collection of stores is now a much improved, spectacular shopping and entertainment center.

Read this article in VegasINC on the development of The Boulevard:

Roland Sansone repurposes a 1.2 million square-foot regional mall in Las Vegas

Developer, Roland Sansone, is bringing entertainment, dining and shopping to a mixed-use property, The Boulevard Mall Las Vegas. State of the art Luxury theaters, sea aquarium, bumper cars, bowling, carousel, golf, Olympic size climbing walls, children’s adventure park, and a Grand Prix race track. Roland Sansone was interviewed by Bob Massi on Fox News: “Sometimes when everyone is running one way, you’ll find one person running in the opposite direction. That’s the case with Roland Sansone.”

Watch the Fox News video below to see how Roland Sansone is redeveloping the Boulevard to change lives in the inner city community.

Downtown Container Park Redevelopment Las Vegas

Always focused on redevelopment in Las Vegas, Roland Sansone commented recently on the Downtown Container Park. “The Las Vegas Downtown Container Park was a great Idea of redevelopment and it has helped revitalize the downtown area. The open air shopping area, restaurants and the kids play area provides a totally different experience than the Las Vegas Boulevard Mall.” The kids area has a 30 foot slide and a water area in the middle of the park. This unique spot is located just blocks away from Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard. This is not far from the Fremont Street Experience, which has also recently been revitalized.

Downtown Container Park Las VegasRoland Sansone personally enjoys this park with his kids and grandkids, often. The play treehouse, the food and the atmosphere of families enjoying themselves, makes for a great time.  Roland would highly recommend everyone visit this unique urban destination.

The downtown area has been second in focus to the larger and more famous Las Vegas Strip. However, in the last decade, the city has been working on revitalization efforts to entice more visitors and residents to the downtown area.

Downtown Container Park:

The Downtown Container Park is a known as a family-friendly outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment attraction. The park is made completely of shipping containers stacked upon each other. This unique venue offers a variety of boutique shops and restaurants.

If you are local to Vegas or a visiting tourist, you should consider coming downtown, as a lot of creativity, hard work and planning has gone into revamping the many things families can do here. Here are a few other things you may want to consider doing when coming downtown. These venues opened in 2012 and 2013:

  1. The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
  2. The Mob Museum
  3. The DISCOVERY Children’s Museum which is directly next to The Smith Center

For those unfamiliar with this part of Las Vegas, Downtown Las Vegas (DTLV) is the central business district and historic center of Las Vegas. It is the original townsite and was the gambling district of Las Vegas prior to the Strip.