The Cosmo is opening a new club … bar … performance space … thing.
We’re actually not sure what to make of this, up to and including the name: Rose.Rabbit.Lie. We assume it was named by rearranging one of those shitty refrigerator magnet poetry sets. (According to a Cosmo spokeswoman, the name was the result of a brainstorming session that came “organically and by gut.”)
Here’s what we know: In December, the Cosmo is teaming with Coastal Luxury Management (which runs the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival, as well as Monterey, Calif.’s Restaurant 1833, run by former Fleur/Sage general manager Tobias Peach) on the food and bev side and an unnamed entertainment partner to produce a social club “inspired by the spirit of Johnny Carson, Desi Arnaz and Circus Maximus.”
Production shows, improv, restaurant, bar and club will all kind of go together, which seems like it’s part of the growing trend in pairing clubs with actual performance artists (Light, The Act) in an effort to just straight-up turn everything in Vegas into Baz Luhrman’s Moulin Rouge.
White-hot NYC design firm AvroKO (which did Lavo at Palazzo, if that’s a clue to the “unnamed entertainment partner”) will do the build-out. So expect lots of shabby-chic, repurposed vintage stuff.
The whole package will go on the second floor of the West End tower, adjacent to Wicked Spoon, and be a component of the new Chelsea theater.