In line with the required closure of Nevada casinos and non-essential businesses, International Market Centers is closing the Las Vegas World Market Center and Las Vegas Design Center to the public for 30 days.
IMC expects the construction of the Expo at World Market Center— the new 315,000-square-foot exhibition facility in downtown Las Vegas under construction adjacent to the operating World Market Center buildings— to continue with distancing requirements implemented. Plans call for the Expo to open for the Summer Las Vegas Market, running July 26 to 30, when it will house the show’s temporary exhibits.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has ordered a range of business closures to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Still, IMC tenants and staff can access the operating World Market Center buildings for essential business support, IMC noted, provided appropriate social distancing is observed.
The governor ordered all non-essential businesses statewide, including hotels and casinos, to close for 30 days. Only businesses deemed essential, including grocery stores, medical offices, pharmacies and financial institutions, are exempt from the order. The closures are similar to those required in at least 10 other states from New York to California, in efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
“The situation in Nevada has evolved rapidly, and we are reacting to information as soon as we receive it,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “We are navigating an unprecedented situation in real time, and we appreciate our customers’ patience and partnership as we work to minimize business disruption connected with these new government mandates.”