LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Chinatown continues to boom with more restaurant and shopping plazas opening up on Spring Mountain Road as the area is now becoming more of an everyday destination for both locals and tourists from the Strip.
Three new restaurants have opened in Shanghai Plaza at the corner of Spring Mountain Road and Arville Street, and six more will unlock its doors soon
"A lot of people are very excited about this place already. I don't even need to do specific advertising," said Shanghai Plaza manager Gary Chen.
By summer, more than 30 different restaurants, shops, and salons are expected to be at the plaza.
"My parents immigrated here in the 80s, but they're originally from Shanghai, so I'm actually pretty excited. I heard there's at least one Shanghai restaurant that's going to be opening up there," said customer Jevons Wang.
With Chinatown located just a few minutes from the Strip, businesses informed 13 Action News that they are not only hoping to cash in on locals but also with tourists looking for authentic cuisine as well.
"It's always a great thing to have multiple options. It will make my trip back here next year more fulfilling," said Vvyvy Li, visiting the area with her friends from Pennsylvania.
And just a few miles down Spring Mountain Road, near Jones Boulevard, another plaza is also being built.
Sinead Chen is a server at Noodle Papa, one of the restaurants that opened just recently, and she said that opportunity in Chinatown in knocking when it comes to jobs.
"I talk to a lot of people from California. They're saying that even in California there's not a single mall with as many name brand concepts," Chen said.