Las Vegas has a vibrant culinary scene, and the eatery behind it, Marble Bistro, has it all.
But it’s not just the food that makes this popular restaurant special.
The restaurant also boasts a history dating back to the 1920s.
The building is a former marble factory and was the site of the company’s first location, in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Marble’s founder, John Marzluff, built the restaurant to serve as a showcase for the company and to showcase the city.
Marzluf has been a pillar of the community since opening Marble Biscuit and Wine Bar in 1948.
Now, Marble is celebrating its 50th anniversary and the new location, which will include a patio, will be the restaurant’s first new venue since it opened in 1957.
For Marzluffs daughter, Melissa, who opened Marble in 2005, it will be a homecoming.
“The city and I grew up here,” Melissa says.
“When we opened Marble, it was a different city.
We didn’t know the city yet.
I always thought Marble was special.”
Marzliffs daughter has lived in Las Angeles for 10 years and was one of the first people to move to the area.
“She was just so excited,” Melissa recalls.
“I told her, ‘You know, you’re the only person that has lived here and worked here for 10 to 15 years.
It’s like you’re here now.'”
When Marzluffed opened Marble Bists in 1957, it became the first restaurant to offer marble as a topping.
Marble Bisters was a pioneer of the practice of baking the flour from scratch, which it then baked and shaped into the perfect cupcakes, cookies and other desserts.
Marble was a leader in the baking and decorating business, as well.
“They were the first company to have a brick-oven oven in the United States, and they made marble cupcakes for Christmas,” Marzluffer says.
Marble, however, was also a pioneer in the culinary arts, which included the use of hand-cut vegetables.
Marzluff says he’s proud Marble has continued to be such a beacon for the community over the years.
“It’s been amazing to see so many different generations come through here, from our founders who came from the United Kingdom, to the newest generation, who grew up in the area,” he says.
While Marble Bismbbers current location will be located in the heart of Las Vegas, Marzliff hopes to continue to serve the city in the future.
“We’ve been here for over 40 years now, so there’s nothing that can be done about that,” he explains.
“But if I could change one thing, I would make sure the city is proud of the Marble that it has built.
I’m just going to keep doing what I do.”
Marble’s opening will mark the first time Marble has hosted a birthday party for its 50-year anniversary.
Marzeluff says the event will be “an homage to all the people who came to Marble with us, all the generations that have worked here.”
He says Marble Bister’s anniversary celebration will be held on March 10 at 7 p.m.
The event will also include live music, food trucks, food vendors, a photo booth, a balloon lift and an educational panel.
Marble has a history with the city dating back decades.
Marble is one of just a handful of restaurants in Las Vegas that was built in the 1920, which is a time when the city was experiencing a boom in population.
Marble also had a history of supporting local businesses, including the Downtown Las Vegas Hotel, which opened in 1924.
Marluff said Marble is proud to be the first of its kind in the country to celebrate its 50 year anniversary.
“As a city, we have so many great people working hard to make Las Vegas a better place,” he said.
“Our goal is to continue that to make sure we continue to keep this great city vibrant.”
The new Marble location will include space for Marzlus catering, marble carving and marble restoration.
Marsluff says Marble’s new location will have “great views of the Las Vegas Strip” and the historic Palms Casino.
Marble will also host a wine bar and lounge, a bakery, and a coffee shop.