LAS VEGAS, NV, (July 21, 2011) – At a time when some other high-profile Las Vegas restaurants are closing, business is picking up along Hughes Center’s “Restaurant Row.” Such is the consensus from owners and managers of the eight restaurants within the business park near Paradise and Flamingo Roads, most of whom seem to agree that business is improving, especially in recent months.

Lindsay Killian is the marketing coordinator for CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc., which owns the popular Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in Hughes Center. “I’m happy to report our Las Vegas location is doing well,” she said, adding that Gordon Biersch does not disclose specific sales numbers. “We have grown from our loyal customer base and repeat business due to our focus on fresh, made-from-scratch quality products and customer service where we provide an experience for our patrons. Every guest. Every time.” “Compared to last year, this year is better,” agreed Mariko Hamada, an owner of Hamada of Japan, adding that Hamada is having some success with a happy hour featuring half-price sushi rolls every day from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and that business is especially strong when large conventions are in Las Vegas. Lawry’s The Prime Rib reports similar good news for its lone Las Vegas location, at 4043 Howard Hughes Parkway in Hughes Center. “Lawry’s The Prime Rib continues to grow in this economy,” said General Manager Ed Lepere. “Over the last three years, as the Las Vegas economy suffered, Lawry’s chose to focus on our loyal customers with increased hospitality, value and service. That formula not only made us successful in difficult times for many years, it also formed a solid basis for the future. We never compromise our standards. As the economy has slightly improved in 2011, continued focus on our guests has further increased guests counts. Our long history is not the only reason we have been successful. Our VIP Rewards Program is one of the most successful in the restaurant industry, our product and tableside service is unique, and our co-workers are true professionals focusing on hospitality.”

Other restaurants in Hughes Center have reported similar business gains this year, according to Bob Boykin, managing director for leasing in Las Vegas and Houston for Hughes Center owner Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC. Boykin called the increased restaurant business “a great sign for Hughes Center and for the local economy.” He said the collection of popular restaurants at Hughes Center has always been a key to its overall success. “One of the things that has always distinguished Hughes Center from other office parks in Las Vegas is the extensive array of world-class dining options within walking distance of the folks who work and visit here,” Boykin said. “Our restaurants are a huge selling point and attraction. So, it’s good to hear that their business is increasing. We’re working hard to help them keep this momentum going.”

Hughes Center’s “Restaurant Row” includes:

  • Bahama Breeze, 375 Hughes Center Drive, 702.731.3252
  • Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, 3925 Paradise Road, 702.796.0063
  • Gordon Biersch, 3987 Paradise Road, 702.312.5247
  • Hamada of Japan, 365 E. Flamingo Road, 702.733.3005
  • Lawry’s The Prime Rib, 4043 Howard Hughes Parkway, 702.893.2223
  • McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood, 335 Hughes Center Drive, 702.836.9000
  • Starbucks, 395 Hughes Center Drive, 702.672.3991
  • The Sidewalk Café, 3800 Howard Hughes Parkway, 702.735.4055

The latest addition to “Restaurant Row” is Fogo de Chão, an internationally recognized Brazilian steakhouse that is expected to open its doors at 360 E. Flamingo Road by the end of 2011. The location previously housed Cozymel’s, a Mexican restaurant. Fogo de Chão – pronounced fo-go dèe shoun – originated in Rio Grande do Sul, Southern Brazil. Jair Coser, who co-founded Fogo de Chão with his brother, Arri, in their native Brazil 30 years ago, said it features “delectably slow-roasted meats prepared by Brazilian-trained Gaucho chefs, impeccable service, an award-winning wine list and a gourmet salad and sides bar.”


Hughes Center, billed as “Nevada’s Business District,” is located near Paradise and Flamingo Roads just east of the Las Vegas Strip. It features the largest and leading array of Class A office buildings and related amenities in Nevada. Completed in 1986, Hughes Center includes 10 office buildings totaling nearly 1.4 million square feet of Class A office space. The center also houses seven restaurants, a Residence Inn by Marriott hotel, locations of Starbucks Coffee and FedEx Office, and the Park Towers luxury high-rise condominium development.


Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a fully-integrated real estate company owned by Barclays Capital and Goff Capital. Through its subsidiaries and joint ventures, Crescent owns and manages a portfolio of 35 premier office buildings totaling over 17 million square feet located in select markets across the United States with major concentrations in Dallas, Houston, Denver and Las Vegas. Crescent also holds investments in resort residential developments in locations such as Scottsdale, Vail Valley, and Lake Tahoe; luxury hotels; and the wellness lifestyle leader, Canyon Ranch®. For more information, visit Crescent’s website at

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