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Volunteer painters from Union #159 paint the Huntridge sign tower from a lift during the BYOB! Bring Your Own Brush community painting party, which is part of the Huntridge revitalization efforts, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013
Joe Downtown: Councilman exploring whether city can kick-start Huntridge fundraising effort
May 2, 2014
Las Vegas Councilman Bob Coffin said a lawsuit looming over an effort to purchase and renovate the historic Huntridge Theater has caused would-be backers to …
Joe Downtown: Clark County public defenders form union, face battle with administrators
May 1, 2014
Very quietly, lawyers in the Office of the Clark County Public Defender have formed a union, a move they feel is key to obtaining pay equity with ...
Crime pays: Las Vegas' Mob Museum is doing so well, it's already repaid the city on part of its initial investment.
Joe Downtown: Why is the successful Mob Museum asking for a handout?
April 30, 2014
The Centennial Commission was to consider a grant request from the Downtown institution earlier this week.
Chris Ramirez, right, producer of Lola Pictures, right, leaves the table after a presentation to the Nevada Economic Development Commission hearing at the Sawyer State Building Monday, April 14, 2014. A production company called LPF One DTIG LLC and affiliated with the Downtown Project is applying for a tax incentive for a proposed movie production starring Dakota Fanning that will be filmed in Las Vegas.
Movie shot and produced in Nevada puts new tax incentive in play
April 25, 2014
Las Vegas’ neon-lit, mobster-shadowed history is a frequent backdrop for movies and television shows. But the fact that a movie is being filmed ...
Passengers enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride near Central Park on New Year's Eve day, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in New York.
Joe Downtown: Thousands — mostly non-Nevadans — sign online petition opposing horse carriages
April 24, 2014
Posted online less than a week, a petition against horse-drawn carriage rides in Las Vegas had collected some 5,400 electronic signatures by Thursday afternoon. Of the most recent 1,000 signatures, only 30, or 3 percent, were ...
Joe Downtown: Just opened, O Face doughnuts already packing them in
April 23, 2014
The mere fact that two of its morning offerings contained bacon is a sign that O Face is on the right track. Another sign: by 10 a.m., a rush of customers...
Joe Downtown: City seeking lifeguards, swim instructors
April 22, 2014
Lifeguards and swim instructors are needed to patrol the waters of city pools this summer. The city has about 35 positions available for...
Joe Downtown: Inspire Theater to show documentary on jazz, big band musicians
April 21, 2014
A multi-award-winning documentary about female jazz and big band musicians from the 1930s to now will be shown at downtown’s new Inspire Theater next week. The New York Times described...
Recipe for success not so complicated
April 20, 2014
In an odd way, the struggles at Wild, the pizza restaurant on the first floor of the Ogden, could be a good thing for the Downtown Project ...
Tammy Cooke of Henderson, who's birthday is Dec. 31, gets a birthday shot from a bartender during TributePalooza at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas on New Year's Eve Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011.
Just how boozy do we want Fremont Street to be?
April 20, 2014
The Fremont Street area could become a commerce center with many residents — or it could be Bourbon Street West ...
Artist's rendering of the Main and Commerce streets beautification project as envisioned by the city of Las Vegas.
Joe Downtown: Construction to begin on downtown beautification project
April 17, 2014
The city is about to shower some love on a part of downtown that needs it. Construction on a Main and Commerce streets beautification ...
The Fremont Country Club grand opening attended by Mayor Carolyn Goodman and husband and former Mayor Oscar Goodman and with entertainment by Louis Prima Jr. in downtown Las Vegas on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
Joe Downtown: Fremont Country Club gets OK for 18 and up shows
April 16, 2014
Fremont Country Club has booked a few bigger-name acts — Hanson (of "MMMBop" fame) played there last September — but it has never made the big splash that its operator/promoter ...
Chinese medicine specialist Tom Haskins is ready to call it quits in Las Vegas.
Joe Downtown: We might not be ready for the truly nontraditional
April 16, 2014
Tom Haskins lived in the conventional world and attained middle-class wealth and status. He didn’t much like it.
Passengers enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride near Central Park on New Year's Eve day, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in New York.
Joe Downtown: Las Vegas City Council votes to allow horse-drawn carriages downtown
April 16, 2014
Though they argued it would lead to more congested streets downtown, the mayor and two Las Vegas City Council members were outvoted: horse-drawn carriages are on their way. Despite concerns...
Karen Duddleston, right, Las Vegas business licensing director, right, leads a meeting at a City of Las Vegas office building at Bonanza Road and Rancho Drive Monday, April 14, 2014.  City officials and business owners discussed a new liquor ordinance proposed for downtown Las Vegas.
Joe Downtown: Liquor battle brewing at Fremont Street Experience
April 14, 2014
downtown liquor store operators on Fremont Street are feeling the squeeze. They put up signs telling people not to open containers inside their stores, they hired security, they warned customers not to drink within 1,000 feet of their stores. But even after all that ...

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