Matter Real Estate Group (Matter), the community-minded development firm behind UnCommons, a first-of-its-kind development coming to Durango Drive and the 215 Beltway in southwest Las Vegas, will provide nearly 4,000 free meals to each of the 14 hospitals in the Las Vegas Valley. Together with Burke Construction Group (Burke), Matter will be supporting some of Las Vegas’ top restaurants, including Piero’s Italian Cuisine, Lotus of Siam, Sushi Kame and Urth Caffé, to provide healthcare professionals with upscale dinners from Tuesday, April 14 through Saturday, April 25.
“While this ‘shut down’ to keep our community safe has led to so much isolation, this is our way to help bring the community together to thank these uncommon heroes, our local healthcare professionals. We have reached out to the chefs and owners of restaurants that are local favorites to support this effort, including a few that will become a vital part of UnCommons,” said Matter Real Estate Group Partner Jim Stuart. “At the same time, we are demonstrating our support for the Las Vegas restaurant industry — a tight-knit community that has come together in their own hard times to support those on the front lines of this pandemic.”
Matter and Burke have scheduled these deliveries with officials at every Clark County hospital as part of a coordinated effort. Based on the needs outlined by each hospital, these deliveries will be made during the night shift to provide dinners for every employee working at that time. In addition to financial support, Burke will be delivering the meals to the local hospitals, starting with 300 Italian dinners from Piero’s Italian Cuisine to Sunrise Hospital on Tuesday, April 14.
Dinner will also be delivered to every nightshift employee on duty at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center; North Vista Hospital; Spring Valley Hospital; Desert Springs Hospital; St. Rose Dominican Hospital, San Martin Campus; St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Siena Campus; Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center; Henderson Hospital; Summerlin Hospital Medical Center; MountainView Hospital – ER at Aliante; Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center; and Valley Hospital Medical Center.
“In these unprecedented times, it is imperative that we, as local companies, come together to graciously thank those on the front line, while also helping our neighborhood businesses. We are proud to be a part of this great city that we have called home for over 35 years, and we felt it was our responsibility to give back to a community that has done so much for us,” said Kevin Burke, president and CEO of Burke Construction Group and partner of Matter Real Estate Group. “Together we will get through this because we are Vegas Strong!”
“We are immensely grateful to our local healthcare professionals, who selflessly put the care of others before themselves,” said Evan Glusman of Piero’s Italian Cuisine, an iconic Las Vegas restaurant. “We want to do whatever we can to be there for them, too.” Piero’s Italian Cuisine, which is closed during the shutdown, will be reopening its kitchen to prepare meals for healthcare professionals. Piero’s, which opened in 1982 at 355 Convention Center Dr., is a revered Las Vegas institution, known for its authentic Italian cuisine and old school Las Vegas environment.
“We know how hard it must be for healthcare workers to find time to eat during their shifts,” said Chef Eric Kim from Sushi Kame, a top Japanese restaurant in Las Vegas. “They take care of us, and we want to take care of them.” Sushi Kame, which remains open for takeout, will be allocating resources to help feed healthcare professionals during this time. Sushi Kame’s celebrated cuisine highlights a diversity of ingredients, preparations, and a range of textures. Located at 3616 West Spring Mountain Rd., orders are available by calling (702) 665-5731.
“Our healthcare community is at the heart of Las Vegas during this time,” said Kenny Okada of Lotus of Siam, a James Beard award-winning restaurant. “We want to do whatever we can to support them.” Lotus of Siam, also closed during the shutdown, will reopen its kitchen to prepare meals for healthcare workers. Serving the award-winning Northern Thai cuisine of Chef Saipin Chutima, Lotus of Siam has two locations: the original at 953 E. Sahara Ave. and 620 E. Flamingo Rd.
Each of the meals will be accompanied by a piece of Urth Caffé’s signature marbled coffee cake. “We are delighted to come together with UnCommons and the local restaurant community to feed many of the Las Vegas healthcare professionals who are working tirelessly in this time,” said Shallom Berkman, co-founder of Urth Caffé, a pioneer of exclusively heirloom, organic coffees, fine teas and health conscious cuisine.
The meal donations follow Matter and UnCommons recent $100,000 donation toward local efforts in the fight against coronavirus, of which $25,000 went toward the purchase of much needed N95 face masks for healthcare professionals in support of efforts by Governor Steve Sisolak and $25,000 was donated to the Jewish Family Services Agency to provide meals for senior citizens in support of efforts by Commissioner Michael Naft. The remaining $50,000 will be allocated through the guidance of Sisolak and Naft.
UnCommons, a fully financed mixed-use development in southwest Las Vegas, will break ground this spring. The $400-million project is designed for the modern workforce’s desire for a workplace that enhances their lives through rich amenities, open space and connectivity. The curated office, retail, restaurant, lifestyle and residential offerings will be complemented by a pedestrian trail and public art, situated on a walkable 40-acre site. The development will include outdoor common spaces, a venue that blends music and movies, a beer garden, a food hall showcasing the best of the local food scene, additional food and beverage spaces, health and fitness studios, a multi-purpose conference center, 500,000+ square feet of modern office space, 830+ urban stylized apartment units and more.