Strip’s latest party space targets a more mature audience

The clock is ticking down until the Strip welcomes its next party playground— just don’t expect a clone of the existing examples of delightful debauchery. Rather, Bagatelle at the Tropicana aims to attract those who are more about elbow room than star DJs.

“It’s going to be a slightly older market,” says Jonathan Segal, CEO of the ONE Group, which will operate Bagatelle, “a market that wants something a little more stylish, a little less crammed. This is about trying to create a living-room-style Bagatelle experience—which is more about environment, atmosphere and congeniality.”

The space once occupied by Nikki Beach and, most recently, RPM is undergoing a full renovation. There will be an outdoor dining program that includes the brunch made famous at Bagatelle’s New York outpost (and now selling out in Los Angeles), a multiuse stage over one of the bars, 18 cabanas, volleyball courts, blackjack tables and two pools. Additionally, Bagatelle has partnered with Cantor Gaming for on-site electronic sportsbook betting.

The nightclub is also getting a beautiful face-lift, and the venue’s convenient entrance (mere steps from the parking lot) will only help the cause.

“By creating this as a facility that locals can also enjoy, it gives us two advantages,” Segal says. “It exposes the facility to a broader range of people. Equally as important, it provides a social environment for the community to use as an entertainment facility.”

Alhough reps were mum on the official grand-opening date, expect it to be open by mid-summer. For updates, visit Facebook.com/BagatelleLasVegas.

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