Las Vegas has been waiting patiently since the announcement last year that Zippy’s Restaurants was going to open a location on the “Ninth Island.” Now, the new location is one step closer to reality with the purchase of vacant land in southwest Las Vegas. The site is located at the southeast corner of Badura Avenue and Montessouri Street. The site is currently undeveloped and Zippy’s is expected to build a 7,000 square foot restaurant, take-out, and retail bakery, in addition to a 12,000 square foot central kitchen/bakery to support future growth in Las Vegas.
“The location in southwest Las Vegas is ideal for Zippy’s Restaurants,” says CEO Jason Higa. “This area is burgeoning with residential housing. In addition, the location near the 215 Beltway will provide an efficient transportation hub for our central production facility to support the additional Zippy’s stores to open in other parts of Las Vegas.”
The land was purchased from Laurich Properties, founded by chairman Hank Gordon, and currently led by president Richard Gordon. Richard Gordon states, “Laurich Properties is excited to welcome such an iconic Hawaii brand to Las Vegas and we wish them great success.” The new location will require extensive site improvements and the construction of a central kitchen and bakery, which adds considerable complexity beyond a standard restaurant build. Therefore, the opening of Zippy’s Restaurants is now expected in the later half of 2020.