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Photo: Ron Mader View from the Smith Center (2014) (Some rights reserved)

What would locals like others know about Downtown Las Vegas. Presenting relevant links in somewhat random fashion = ¿Qué sabría la gente local como los demás sobre el centro histórico de Las Vegas? Presentar enlaces relevantes de una manera algo aleatoria:

Conversation Starters

  • What are official boundaries?
  • How many of Las Vegas’ overnight visitors stay downtown every year?
  • What apps are locals and visitors using downtown?
  • How smart is Las Vegas?

Faves: Smith Center
Mission: We inspire artists, audiences and our diverse community through great performances, enriching experiences and engaging educational programming.
The Smith Center
Youtube
@SmithCenterLV
Observations conversation (2011)

Faves: Writer’s Block
Writer’s Block, 519 South 6th Street, Suite 100
Monday–Saturday, 10am–6pm Sundays, 11am–5pm
thewritersblock.org
Facebook
@writersblocklv

Faves: Container Park
Boutique retail shops, unique restaurants, interactive playground. Pinche Tacos
downtowncontainerpark.com
Facebook
@dtcontainerpark
Flickr

Quotes
“I’ve been working to walk the walk and be down here. You can’t create density without trying to become part of that density.” – Jen Consalvo, cited in Las Vegas Review Journal

“I absolutely see tourist travel increasing into the downtown and becoming explosive, a place of which millennials and even their parents can come and enjoy living, and being productive and having a phenomenal time.”
– Carolyn Goodman, #StateofVegas January 2017

Headlines
Las Vegas’ Fremont East corridor, reeling from pandemic restrictions and the loss of Tony Hsieh, looks forward with hope – Las Vegas Weekly

Older Headlines
Fremont Street Experience CEO Departing After Five Years – KNPR
Lyft Art Park Closes on Fremont East in Downtown Las Vegas
Downtown’s Revival: A Las Vegas Tale Of Persistence

Downtown Master Plan
Downtown Master Plan
http://downtown.vegas/work/neighborhoods-districts/future-neighborhood-plan
http://www.visionlv.com
Hashtag: #VisionLV

Downtown Civic Center Building and Plaza

https://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/News/Blog/Detail/downtown-civic-center-building-and-plaza

Huntridge
lasvegasweekly.com

Fergusons
1028 Fremont Street

fergusonsdowntown.com
Facebook

Downtown.vegas
downtown.vegas@DTLVAlliance
COVID 19 Resources

Where to visit
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Want to visit
Mob MuseumLivestream@TheMobMuseum
Speakeasy

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort @NevStateParks

Casinos

Golden Gate
1 Fremont
@GoldenGateVegas

The Plaza
plazahotelcasino.com@PlazaLasVegas

The Plaza Turns 50

Circa
circalasvegas.com
Derek Stevens is building a new legend

Stadium Swim

Official Commercial

El Cortez
elcortezhotelcasino.com
@ElCortezLV
Wikipedia
Gaudy, golden and ‘Old Vegas’: locals mourn loss of beloved El Cortez Hotel & Casino carpet – Ed Komenda
https://savingplaces.org/stories/a-new-designation-for-las-vegas-historic-el-cortez-hotel

The D
thed.com
@thedlasvegas

Downtown Grand
downtowngrand.com
street-art
@Downtown_Grand

Main Street
@mstreetcasino

Binions
binions.com
Binion’s in downtown Las Vegas celebrates 65th anniversary
Wikipedia
Ted_Binion

Embedded Tweets

Where to eat

Pinches Tacos

La ComidaFacebook

Pizza Rock

FYI
The Downtown Project is now DTP.

Entertainment
dlvec.com

Web Cams
Freemont (Downtown Las Vegas)

Natural History Museum
900 Las Vegas Blvd North
https://www.lvnhm.org
Facebook
@LVNHMuseum
https://fox17.com/news/nation-world/jeopardy-champ-donates-10k-to-las-vegas-natural-history-museum

Block 16
Block 16 soon evolved into the town’s red-light district. Bordered by Stewart on the north end, Ogden to the south, First to the west, and Second to the east, Block 16 offered locals and weary railroad travelers a variety of recreational opportunities such as billiards and bowling.
http://www.onlinenevada.org/articles/las-vegas-block-16

Main Street, Retro Vegas

https://news3lv.com/news/local/special-report-direction-confusion-on-main-street

Block 18 (See Arts District)

El Cid
https://lasvegassun.com/news/2019/mar/05/abandoned-downtown-vegas-parcels-history-problems

Housing
http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/redeveloping-downtown-to-meet-demand-realtors-say-demand-outweighs-supply/912887838

Shuttle
http://www.businessinsider.com/las-vegas-downtown-self-driving-shuttle-review-2018-1

Downtown: Container Park
Places to visit downtown – it’s a shopping/restaurant complex built from shipping containers. It may not sound like much, but it’s the first successful renovation/reclamation in the downtown. Compare the mood here to Fremont Street Experience. If you want to be jarred and delighted, Fremont is electric fun. If you want to slow down in a family-friendly environment, this is the place. On Facebook as Downtown Container Park – https://www.facebook.com/DowntownContainerPark

Geodesic dome opened in 2013.
http://thedomelv.com


http://downtowncontainerpark.comhttp://downtowncontainerpark.com/events
http://downtowncontainerpark.com/category/downtown-las-vegas-experience
http://downtowncontainerpark.com/sitemap/
https://www.facebook.com/DowntownContainerPark
@DTContainerPark

Flickr
Container Park – Ron Mader

Recommended Listening
Downtown Las Vegas: A Dream Deferred? – KNPR@joedowntownlv @PandoDaily @KNPRnews @DowntownProjLV @markorowlo
http://dtlv.com/2015/07/15/mark-rowland-dtp
Downtown closures attributed to growing pains

Atomic Liquors
917 Fremont
atomic.vegas
Facebook
Atomic Liquor: The story behind the most famous bar in the world

Commonwealth
commonwealthlv.com/venue
Facebook

Where to eat
Pinches Tacos (Container Park)
707 Fremont
https://www.yelp.com/biz/pinches-tacos-las-vegas
https://vegas.eater.com/2013/11/26/6323517/behold-the-pinches-tacos-container-park-menu

La Comida
Mexican fare and fresh fruit margaritas in a delightfully funky atmosphere.
100 Sixth Street
http://lacomidalv.com
https://twitter.com/LaComidaLV
https://www.facebook.com/LaComidaLV

Bocho Sushi
bochosushi.com
Bocho derives from the Japenese word for “Knife”. Bocho is a traditional Japanese restaurant with standard seating upstairs and an 18-seat sushi bar downstairs.

Elsewhere on the Web
visionlv.com#visionlv
dtlv.com
dtlv.com/2015/01/08/the-once-and-future-downtown
@DTLVfans

Hidden Cinema, 321 S Casino Center Blvd – Facebook

Bars and Pubs
Banger Brewing, 450 Fremont
@BangerBrewing
tenaya-creek-brews-join-downtown-las-vegas-scene

Griffin
http://hauteliving.com/2016/04/the-griffin-provides-haute-vintage-vibes-in-downtown-las-vegas/603782/
http://www.fremontstreetbars.com/fremont-east-bars/the-griffin

Residential Living
https://downtown.vegas/live/residential-options
http://cityoflasvegas.tumblr.com/post/160452501793/livin-in-the-city-downtown-residential-fair
https://twitter.com/cityoflasvegas/status/870022122432643072

Symphony Park
http://www.designworkshop.com/projects/symphony-park.html

Bonneville Transit Center
rtcsnv.com/news/bonneville-transit-center

Rediscover Downtown
The mission of REDISCOVER DOWNTOWN is to encourage locals to visit and rediscover the heart of Las Vegas.
@ReDowntownLV
downtownlasvegasalliance.com
Facebook

Downtown
Downtown Projects Map
downtownproject.com
@EmergencyArts

triplegeorgegrill.com@TripleGeorge
http://www.reviewjournal.com/trending/silver-state/how-well-do-you-know-downtown-las-vegas-quiz
http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/nov/20/downtown-and-out-the-truth-about-tony-hsiehs-350m-las-vegas-project

Questions
Are there walking tours in Downtown Las Vegas? = ¿Hay caminatas en el centro de Las Vegas?
Where can I rent a bicycle?

#DTLV Request: Friends are visiting. What’s your favorite walking itinerary including Container Park and El Cortez? Where to visit? Who to visit? Suggestions welcome! Also, for future reference, where could we go if we had bikes?

El Cortez
The El Cortez on East Fremont Street opened in 1941. It is the longest continuously running hotel and casino in the city and features the same facade it had in 1952. In February of 2013, the structure was placed on the National Register of Historic Places making it the only casino on the list.

Ogden
Wkipedia

Bible Federal Building
https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/bible-federal-building-in-downtown-las-vegas-to-be-auctioned/

Emergency Arts (formerly JC Pennys and Fremont Medical)
http://www.lasvegas360.com/2396/daily-neon-8

Downtown Podcast
downtownpodcast.tv
Downtown Podcast YouTube Channel
@DowntownPodcast


Strat, aka Stratosphere
2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Opening: April 30, 1996
thestrat.com
@stratvegas
Wikipedia

lv hs

The new Las Vegas High School at 7th & Bridger, built at a cost of $350,000 and the only Art Deco style building in Las Vegas, opened in the fall of 1930 and was dedicated on November 2. That year the Honor Club was formed, the Desert Breeze newspaper was started, and Frank Butcher, Head of Athletics, died in a gasoline fire at the age of 26. In 1931, Butcher Field was named in his honor and the Boulder Echo was dedicated to him. In 1932, 15 issues of the Desert Breeze were published, and there were 75 graduates. The Great Depression swept across the country and the unemployed converged on Las Vegashoping for jobs on the Boulder Dam project. In 1933, Boulder City became a reality and 165 high school students were bused to Las Vegas. LVHS enrollment jumped to 473 students and the “Wildcat” mascot was born. There were 100 graduates in 1934, and the Desert Breeze was expanded to two pages. That same year, the original Las Vegas High School, which had become part of the Las Vegas Grammar School, burned down. In 1935 there were 775 students enrolled (in the school built for 500), and in 1936 there were 69 graduates. In 1937, there were 91 graduates and Bill Nellis graduated (he was shot down over Luxembourg 4 years later and was memorialized by the naming of Nellis Air Force Base).
www.woodywoodward.com/squares/history-lvhs.doc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIAC4i9CWxg
http://dtlv.com/2017/09/05/back-school-early-1900s

Neon Signs

Hacienda Cowboy

Fremont and Main

Naked City
How Did Naked City Lose its Clothes? – Vegas Seven
The Naked City in the Heart of Las Vegas – Mayhem in the Desert
vegastodayandtomorrow.com
Wikipedia

Wikipedia
Downtown Las Vegas
Hotel Apache
Vegas Vic
National Register of Historic Places

Faves

Features

Planeta.com

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