alligator soup 30yr eventIf you’ve planned a wedding, baby shower, Sweet 16, or any other life-changing special event in the last three decades, chances are you know Alligator Soup. The stationery and gift boutique business has been a staple in Las Vegas for 30 years, 13 of those at Village Square. The popular family owned and operated business, founded in 1982, is holding an invitation-only anniversary party to thank all its loyal customers and members of the community for their continued support through the years.

WHEN: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 6-9 p.m.
WHAT: Alligator Soup Celebrates 30 years in business, 13 of those at Village Square

  • Mayor Carolyn Goodman will present a City of Las Vegas Proclamation
  • Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres provided by Village Square restaurants such as the new 808 Tapas, Archi’s Thai Cafe, Cold Stone Creamery, Round Table Pizza, and other area businesses
  • Entertainment by DJ Harry “O” and Renee Hale

WHO: Alligator Soup Owners: Helen Edell and Sharon Carelli
WHERE: Alligator Soup is located inside Village Square at the Northwest Corner of West Sahara Avenue and Fort Apache Road at 9350 West Sahara, Suite 130, Las Vegas, NV 89117
NOTES: Members of the Media planning to attend and/or cover the event, RSVP to or 702.335.6544.

ABOUT VILLAGE SQUARE: Under the leadership of new ownership, Village Square is undergoing a renovation. Center tenants are open for businesses during the process. More than a dozen new businesses have opened their doors at the 240,000 square foot open-air retail, dining, theatre and professional office complex since Westport Capital Partners LLC purchased the property in November 2011.

The new and relocating businesses at Village Square are helping create jobs, bringing new energy to the shopping area, neighboring areas, and revitalizing the community as a whole. The newest businesses to set up shop at Village Square include Chinita Mexican Bar & Grill, Sumits Yoga, 808 Tapas (grand opening September 28 at 6 p.m.), Security National Mortgage Co., Remax, and Maka Beauty, with Color Me Mine renewing its lease. These latest businesses join Sparkle, Patty’s Closet, Rocket Fizz, European Antiques, and the European Massage Therapy School, which opened their doors for business earlier this year. The new tenants join all the other amazing options the community has grown to love at the center such as Alligator Soup, 18-screen Regal Cinemas, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Cold Stone Creamery, Archi’s, All Nevada Insurance, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, Kinderland Indoor Play and Café, Round Table Pizza, and many more. For the latest Village Square event and center information visit, or follow on