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Prada, Christian Dior, Bulgari to be among CityCenter’s retailers

Crystals retail and dining area to open Dec. 3 at CityCenter

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Steve Marcus

The CityCenter project on the Las Vegas Strip.

Updated Monday, July 6, 2009 | 12:25 p.m.

Crystals at CityCenter

Work continues on the retail and dining area of MGM Mirage's CityCenter project on the Las Vegas Strip and Harmon Avenue Tuesday, July 7, 2009. The retail and dining center, Crystals, will open Dec. 3 at the $8.5 billion CityCenter resort that includes gaming, hotel, entertainment and condominium components. Launch slideshow »

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More big names in the upscale retail and restaurant worlds are joining the retail center at MGM Mirage's CityCenter on the Las Vegas Strip, MGM Mirage announced today.

The retail and dining center, Crystals, will open Dec. 3 at the $8.5 billion CityCenter resort that includes gaming, hotel, entertainment and condominium components.

The company today said large-format luxury retailers now committed to the 500,000-square-foot retail and dining center include Prada, Christian Dior, Bulgari, Carolina Herrera, Hermes, Roberto Cavalli, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Versace.

Retailers opening their first locations in Las Vegas, and that will be unique to the market, include Tom Ford, Assouline, Kiton, Miu Miu, Paul Smith and Porsche Design.

Other CityCenter retailers announced today include Bally, Emilio Pucci, Ilori and Dale Chihuly.

Restaurants listed today as opening their first Las Vegas locations at Crystals include Eva Longoria Parker’s Beso and Mastro’s Ocean Club Seafood House.

Taubman Centers Inc. of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., a national developer of upscale shopping centers, is responsible for the leasing of Crystals and reported earlier this year that leasing was on track at the Las Vegas project.

"We’ve assembled an extraordinary collection of retailers and restaurateurs to make Crystals one of the world’s most unique shopping and entertainment districts when it opens this December," Frank Visconti, president of retail for CityCenter, said in a statement. "Crystals will delight guests with its unique architecture, awe-inspiring interior design, brilliant art and intriguing water features. These experiential offerings, coupled with exclusive items from the industry’s most celebrated brands, will make Crystals a premier social and cultural environment in the heart of CityCenter."

Earlier retailer announcements for CityCenter included Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Ermenegildo Zegna, de Grisogono, H. Stern, Marni, Boutique Tourbillion and Mikimoto.

Restaurants announced earlier include a pub concept by Todd English and two concepts by Wolfgang Puck.

A spokeswoman said Crystal isn't disclosing what percentage of the retail and dining space has been leased, but is pleased with the progress to date. Leasing continues at the center, she said.

Two other retailers initially reported to be coming to the center -- Roberto Coin and Rolex -- are no longer planning to open stores at Crystal.

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