It’s tiny (three short aisles), carries only good stuff (there’s not a Slim Jim in sight), and has yet to get its beer and wine license (coming real soon). There’s even a dj turntable kit at the entrance — which is normally a signal to ELV to make a quick exit. But once you take a minute and stroll through, look at the produce, and notice this is the only retail outlet in town for Bon Breads fabulouso stuff…you realize itty bitty Resnicks is doing what no business in downtown has done in like…forever: bring good groceries to people living there.
Mike Goldstein and his partners are the impresarios behind Resnicks (named, we assume, after the Vegas community leader/ walking target of the same name), and they have big plans to turn the ground floor of Soho Lofts to not only a place where healthy food can be gotten, but also an English-style pub and a nightclub.
Too ambitious? Perhaps, especially for an area that has a hard time keeping three Mexican restaurants and two sandwich shops afloat. But with great risk comes great reward, and having a real grocery store downtown, even a minuscule one, is a start to turning the area into something other than a place for the slack-jawed hordes to kill time over 50 cent beers.
And maybe, like its namesake, it will start something big. In Irving’s time, it was originating junkets for high rollers to Vegas. In Resnicks (circa 2011) case, maybe giving people a reason to actually live in its neighborhood will be enough.
In the Soho Lofts
900 Las Vegas Blvd. South Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89101