Laughlin Buzz

Nov 9, 2013

Loading Dock at Colorado Belle

Construction continues on the upcoming Loading Dock Bar and Grille on the Riverwalk at the Colorado Belle Casino in Laughlin, NV.    See our earlier post with video when construction began earlier this year.

Site of the upcoming Loading Dock Bar and Grille

A reader sent us these photos showing a makeshift narrow, wooden path created over the old "moat" just before the Riverwalk entrance to the Casino.  The pathway was manned by a security guard at both ends.

One of the guards apparently called out to people who had stopped on the walkway to keep moving, because "too much weight on the wood might cause a collapse".    Perhaps a better solution is needed if this is a concern.   Hopefully, this is a short term situation as construction forges forward.

Former Shooter Bar is closed and will be part of the new restaurant. 

Artists illustration of the Loading Dock Bar and Grille from the Colorado Belle Press Release 

LAUGHLIN, NV--Construction of the Loading Dock Bar & Grille, a new casino level restaurant at Colorado Belle Casino Resort, begins August 22nd and is scheduled for completion on February 15th, 2014.  The restaurant will occupy what is currently the "bow" of the "boat" and seat approximately 250 guests.  Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, the restaurant will feature free live entertainment, two bars, and an open fire grill.  The restaurant's menu will reflect the regional nature of the restaurant, and will offer Southwestern, Tex-Mex and Barbecue selections including beef, seafood, chicken and pork dishes, Black Angus Steaks and chops. 
Overall d├ęcor will be a river culture-warehouse style with photos of riverboats from the turn of the last century and utilizing raw steel, aged paint, vintage stencils, repurposed wood, polished concrete, oxidized metal, galvanized metal, weathered nautical rope and props and artifacts that will give the Loading Dock a unique authenticity.     
The restaurant will feature two bars, dining room/buffet and patio that seats up to 92 guests.  Signs and materials in the entry way will promote the restaurant's "4 Basics", branding the quality meats that will be featured.  The main dining room will be open with a 15' tall exposed deck ceiling with floating wood shipping pallets and exposed vintage-style lights hanging from exposed conduit.
An eclectic menu will feature crowd-pleasing specialties including the restaurant's Signature items—Chicken, Beef and Shrimp Fajitas, Jumbo Grilled Shrimp, Barbecued Baby Back Ribs, Carne Asada Tacos, Spicy Shrimp Diablo and hand-made tortillas.  Diners will also enjoy Tequila Lime Chicken, Tex-Mex selections like Seafood Enchiladas, Baby Back Ribs and Barbecued Salmon, and a variety of sandwiches, burgers, tacos, soups, salads and mouthwatering appetizers and desserts. 
The bar area will have all the trappings of a vintage warehouse, but will feature 42" plasma monitors for guests to follow sporting events.  An expansive exterior glass wall overlooking the river, will have a sliding partition system to allow the entire corner of the dining room to open up to the patio outside. The patio will be accented with vintage-styled cage light sconces, industrial ceiling fans, and the entire length of the 100' long patio along the river will be covered with string lights filled with retro-style light bulbs to provide the perfect ambient glow for drinks at dusk. Adding to the experience is an outdoor stage overlooking the Colorado River. Two beer bars will flank the stage.
"The Loading Dock Bar & Grille is unlike anything Laughlin has ever seen. We've combined the highest quality meats with freshest ingredients and great flavors to give our customers a spectacular open grilled dining experience," said Jeff Pfeiffer, Sr. Vice President/General Manager.  "We chose the loading dock concept because the loading docks on riverboats were the heart of commerce in cities and the arrival point of new and exciting goods.  Colorado Belle's Loading Dock will be the center of entertainment, great dining and a gathering place for guests to enjoy. It's a game changer."
While the construction of the restaurant is expected to take several months, the property will take extensive measures to make guests and visitors comfortable throughout the construction period, providing guests with easy access to hotel rooms, parking and the Edgewater, Colorado Belle's sister property. 

The Colorado Belle and Edgewater Casino Resorts are owned and operated by Marnell Gaming, LLC, a limited liability corporation which owns gaming establishments in Laughlin, Nevada. The corporation develops, expands and acquires gaming-related properties and is focused on providing a unique portfolio of gaming offerings to its guests.

See our earlier post with video when construction began earlier this year.

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