Massive Summerlin shopping complex in northeast Las Vegas to begin construction

In a recent Q&A with Kevin Orrock, the president of the Shops at Summerlin development, it was revealed that construction on the project should begin very soon and retail units are currently selling well.

In September, Howard Hughes Corp. announced that they are re-starting the previously halted project of building a massive shopping mall in the Summerlin neighbourhood. The development was halted in 2008 amid the economic recession in Las Vegas causing the developer General Growth Properties to file for bankruptcy. Upon emerging from bankruptcy, the company spun off Howard Hughes Corp. to revitalize its Summerlin project, and secured Macy's as its flagship store.

"This milestone confirms that the Las Vegas economy is recovering, with Summerlin leading the way," says Kevin Orrock. Now that work has begun on rebuilding what was started, 1,700 construction jobs are expected to be created along with 2,000 permanent jobs when the mall is completed in 2014.

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