Las Vegas, meet the newest kid on the block: UnCommons (uncommons.com), a $400 million mixed-use development from the brilliant minds at Matter Real Estate Group. Here’s the inside scoop on some of the hub’s most anticipated openings.
Alisha Alexander is the founder of Speakeasy Candle Co., whose products are inspired by classic cocktails.
The first off-Strip venture for James Beard-nominated chef Nicole Brisson and local hospitality ace Jason Rocheleau—the dream team behind Brezza and Bar Zazu at Resorts World Las Vegas—Amari is slated to arrive this winter. Bringing together Italian cuisine and American influences, Amari will offer diners a plethora of pizzas, handcraft ed pastas and an on-site market stocked with wines available to enjoy in the restaurant or on the go. “UnCommons is literally in my backyard, and the excitement and growth of the community surrounding that area is just so compelling,” shares Brisson. “I look forward to joining all of my peers off-Strip who are cooking up some of the best food in Vegas right now.” Now, that’s amore!
Tress to impress at Capelli Salon, the third location—and the first in southwest Las Vegas—for founder and owner Carletta O’Neal. The upscale salon clocks in at 2,200 square feet and houses stations ready to host beauty mavens for cuts, color, balayage, hair extensions, makeup services and manicures. Deft professionals, who receive ongoing education in their respective trades, are ready to leave their beauty mark at UnCommons. Let the pampering begin.
Calling all sports fanatics—your new game-day spot has arrived. Welcome to General Admission, an upscale sports lounge from L.A.-based brothers Kamran and Kourosh Pourkazemi and Las Vegas hospitality veteran Bryan Whitford. Pull up one of 180 seats in the 4,650-square-foot space or belly up to the 40-foot-long bar to imbibe a draft beer and place an order for shareable apps, a fresh seafood dish or a dry-aged steak. Fire pits and gaming await on the outdoor patio, while more than 30 televisions—ranging from 55 to 98 inches—ensure plenty of vantage points from which to cheer on your favorite team.
After launching GYU+ out of a ghost kitchen during the pandemic, founders Freddie Paloma and Luis De Santos are bringing their beloved Japanese street fare to the brand’s first-ever brick-and-mortar. Feast on an assortment of Japanese sandwiches (or “sandos”) stacked with Japanese wagyu beef, steak, eggs and portobello mushrooms, or dig into a rice box brimming with pork belly and fresh vegetables. In addition to its popular staples, the UnCommons location will welcome the arrival of new GYU+ dishes—think breakfast sandos and myriad Japanese sakes, beers and wines—all in a cherry blossom-festooned space designed by Punch Arc.
Meet UnCommons’ prime grooming destination that gives way to an elevated men’s shopping experience: The Kingsman. Men are literally styled from head to toe at this 1,600-square-foot barbershop and shoe store, where high-quality haircuts and a curated collection of men’s shoes and sneakers are housed under one roof. “We look forward to bringing men of style together in one location where they can hang out, shop and get a shave among a community of gentlemen,” shares founder and CEO Phillip Dominguez. Join The Blacklist, the concept’s exclusive membership program, to discover monthly benefits.
As the prized destination of Cuban-born-and-bred chef Dennis Martinez Miranda, Mercadito aims to be UnCommons’ answer to the search for the next great neighborhood bodega. The 1,000-square-foot shop invites visitors to browse a vast assortment of daily essentials while enjoying hot or cold Cuban pressed sandwiches, empanadas and pastries. “You can find bodegas in many cities like Havana, Miami, New York and Los Angeles that serve as the community cornerstones,” notes Martinez Miranda. “At Mercadito, we hope to be just that, a place where people can stop in for things like laundry detergent or medicine, enjoy an incredible sandwich and feel the pulse of the community.”
Malibu’s SunLife Organics is trading the shores of California for the Nevada desert at its first-ever Las Vegas juice bar. Expect vitamin-packed fare, including superfood bowls, smoothies and cold-pressed juices, in a feng shui-designed space from founder Khalil Rafati. Try a nutrient-packed dragon bowl—blended dragon fruit, raspberry, mango and hemp milk topped with granola, strawberry, blueberry and coconut shreds—and soak up the sun in the juice bar’s charming outdoor courtyard.
The Kingsman founder and CEO Phillip Dominguez is bringing Las Vegans an upscale barbershop and curated shoe boutique, all housed under one roof.
In a city where cocktails flow around the clock, it’s fitting that Speakeasy Candle Co. founder and expert chandler Alisha Alexander would be inspired by spirits for the scents of her gourmet candles. The first store for the eco-conscious brand, the 1,200-square-foot aromatic oasis is serving up flames that capture the essence of cocktails from the Prohibition era up to present day that are sure to add an extra buzz and brightness to your home.
With a name that lives up to its experience, “all is good” at Todo Bien, a 1,300-square-foot tiki tequileria. Rather than hopping on a plane, take a trip to this neighborhood gem, radiating a tropical and electric atmosphere with good music and company. Drink, clink and capture the moment at this picture-perfect spot, where expert mixologists craft unique cocktails using Mexican spirits such as tequila, mezcal and sotol.
A family-owned coffee shop and cafe that opened 30 years ago in Manhattan Beach, Urth Caffé is bringing its organic coffee and health-focused fare to UnCommons, marking its first Las Vegas locale. “We are grateful for the opportunity to introduce Urth to Las Vegas locals through our new home at UnCommons,” says co-founder Shallom Berkman. “We are equally excited to be a part of a larger, social mission to connect people back to one another.” Pair its popular acai bowls, omelets and breakfast pizzas with the an organic green tea boba or its signature organic coffee, grown in shaded regions of Africa and South America sans pesticides.
Photography by: PHOTO COURTESY OF UNCOMMONS