El Gaucho is open Tuesday through Saturday, opening at 4:30 p.m. and the last seating is at 9 p.m. It seats a maximum of about 250 and will employ about 55 people when fully staffed.
“It’s a big-time deal,” said Dean Kirkland, chairman of Kirkland Development, which led the building development.
The Liquor Cabinet, a liquor, beer and wine store, and the 13 Coins coffee shop will also open Thursday.
Some other retail spots in the building are still undergoing final construction. Evoke Winery is about 50 percent complete and will open in early January, Kirkland said. Amelie spa is about 70 percent finished and should be open by Christmas.
The condos in the conjoined Kirkland Tower will be open for residents at the end of November. About 60 percent of the units have been sold so far, Kirkland said.