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April 20, 2014

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Owner Gina Quaranto inside Blackbird Studios.
Joe Downtown: Add another to list of businesses departing Container Park
April 2, 2014
Yet another Container Park business will be leaving, this on the heels of the four other businesses announcing they'd vacate the recently opened downtown development by …
A living wall of plants, real grass and authentic tables add to the genuine feel of the new Bier Garten at the Plaza Hotel and Casino on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
Joe Downtown: Officials toast opening of Bier Garten at the Plaza
April 1, 2014
On a windy and cool night suitable for an Oktoberfest party, the mayor, ex-mayor and dozens of drinkers foisted beers, and a martini, to the grand opening of Bier Garten, an indoor/outdoor bar/eatery at the Plaza. “It gives people a place to escape ...
Derek Stonebarger discusses the plans for Atomic Liquors, which include adding WiFi and window seating.
Joe Downtown: The Atomic to host demo for 3D TV, minus the glasses
April 1, 2014
But The Atomic, one of the oldest bars in the city, will this week bring something to its customers that is at the forefront of visual technologies. Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. the bar will showcase ...
Downtown's Container Park.
Joe Downtown: Group lauds Container Park as it pulls plug on 3 shops there
April 1, 2014
Three businesses operated by Future Restaurant Group are moving out of the Downtown Container Park, just a few months after ...
Joe Downtown: Group working to preserve Huntridge memorabilia opens office
March 31, 2014
The Huntridge Foundation, which seeks to preserve items from the Huntridge Theater’s past, is opening its office and kicking off its “Memory Project” starting Friday. The new office is in ...
A look at the downtown Container Park on 7th Street and Fremont Street, which had its soft opening today, Monday Nov. 25, 2013.
Joe Downtown: Container Park to host monthly music series
March 28, 2014
When musician Sheryl Crow plays at the Container Park next Friday night for roughly 1,000 people, it will be something of a milestone for East Fremont Street. Crow has been in the business for decades and...
Wordsmith with a badge: Downtown’s resident poet-cop, Harry Fagel.
Joe Downtown: Metro Lt. and poet Harry Fagel finds inspiration in the area he patrols
March 26, 2014
The police officer has published two books of poetry and has read to fellow officers during briefings ...
Get to know Las Vegas from natives
March 23, 2014
Stories of the kids of mobsters who went to public school and drove expensive cars blend one into the other. But it pays to listen, if only because it tells you something about Las Vegas ...
Life Cube, a Burning Man art piece, is burned at the 2013 festival.
Joe Downtown: Streets to close for burning of Life Cube
March 20, 2014
The streets will be closed downtown Friday night in the vicinity of the Life Cube, which will be set ablaze, along with thousands of written goals and wishes. The Life Cube is the manifestation of...
Where’s downtown? The City of Las Vegas says it’s within the yellow area.
Joe Downtown: The boundaries of Downtown Las Vegas are as fluid as its reputation
March 19, 2014
Where is Downtown Las Vegas? That depends on who you ask, and why you’re asking.
Joe Downtown: Harvard students look to apply lessons in Las Vegas
March 17, 2014
Harvard Business School students looking to connect the real world of downtown Las Vegas with an entrepreneurial idea they’ve spent the last few months developing want feedback from Las Vegas residents at...
Not-so-humble beginning: Zappos employee Ana Santiago catches confetti during the grand opening of Zappos’ Downtown location in 2013.
Joe Downtown: Don't call it a cult--Zappos, at its core, is just like any other business
March 12, 2014
"No one is being 'brainwashed.'"
Life Cube, a Burning Man art piece, is burned at the 2013 festival.
Joe Downtown: Plug pulled on music events leading up to Life Cube burning
March 11, 2014
Six nights of music leading up to a widely heralded, public performance art exhibit in downtown Las Vegas is likely to be canceled because...
Workers hang a banner with a Huntridge logo at the Huntridge Theater at Maryland Parkway and Charleston Boulevard Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
Joe Downtown: Does state's lawsuit hinder Huntridge momentum?
March 7, 2014
The Nevada Attorney General's Office has sued the current owners of the historic Huntridge Theater, alleging they broke various covenants and must repay...
Metro Police Capt. Shawn Anderson is spearheading a project to have officers walking a downtown beat.
Joe Downtown: Metro officers ready to walk the beat around East Fremont
March 6, 2014
Aside from the Strip or inorganic commercial developments that prohibit vehicular traffic to satisfy tourists, Las Vegas doesn’t have much for people who simply want to walk the neighborhoods. But redevelopment on East Fremont Street is making parts of downtown so walkable, Metro Police are about to embark on a new method of patrolling there. Officers downtown are going to start ...

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