Las Vegas arcade ‘speakeasy’ with secret door, Banksy art opens — VIDEO
Greene St. Kitchen, the Palms’ newest restaurant, opens Monday.
A concealed door disguised as a vending machine will transport guests from a Las Vegas casino to New York’s 1980s street art scene.
Greene St. Kitchen, the Palms’ newest restaurant, opened Monday. In addition to lobster rolls and Tomahawk steak, the new spot is home to a collection of street art belonging to Banksy and other graffiti and street art creators.
Guests can enter Greene St. Kitchen through a “speakeasy” video arcade lined with classic games and an 8-bit video-inspired tiled floor. An inconspicuous door leads to a tunnel painted by New York City graffiti artist CES.
The restaurant is laid out as a maze-like series of five rooms decorated with large-scale works and murals.
A 88-by-74-inch spray-painted work called “Smiley Coppers Panel I” by Banksy hangs in the restaurant. The elusive street artist garnered viral attention when his “Girl With Balloon” painting shredded itself at a Sotheby’s auction. According to the Palms, it is the first permanent Banksy piece on display in Las Vegas.
Other art in Greene St. Kitchen includes pieces commissioned by the likes of Kenny Scharf, Cleon Peterson, VHILS, Pose, Martha Cooper, DabsMyla and Slick. A gallery features photographs of ’70s- and ’80s-era New York City by street art photographer Martha Cooper.
“You can spend all day in there and think you catch everything, and the next day you find something new,” Palms creative director Tal Cooperman says of the work.
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