Just a few months after Downtown Container Park opened, trouble may be afoot. Las Vegas Sun reports that Future Restaurant Group is closing its three container park businesses—Pork & Beans, The Beatnik and The Boozery.
Future Restaurant Group has been expanding quickly in the past year, opening Inspire Theater and its soon-to-be three bars, preparing to open Scullery at The Ogden, and continuing to operate Downtown Cocktail Room, The Beat Coffeehouse and Oscar’s. Perhaps FRG grew too fast and needed to refocus, but its quick exit from Downtown Container Park raises concerns about the project.
It’s definitely too early to predict doom and gloom for Downtown Container Park, but we can’t help but wonder whether FRG’s exit will mark the beginning of a parade of vendors out of the park’s gates.