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May 26, 2015

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Joe Downtown: Business activity under way farther east on East Fremont

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Joe Schoenmann

Kristiana Spaulding, general manager of Airstream 2 Go, an Airstream rental business, surveys the lot where the business is scheduled to open in mid-April.

Businesses are slowly moving farther east on Fremont Street.

Airstream 2 Go just signed a lease for land at 123 N. 10th St., at Ogden Avenue, where current-model Airstream trailers and trucks to tow them will be available for rental.

Downtown Project investors purchased the 0.7 acres in September 2012.

Speaking of Airstreams, Downtown Project still is kicking around the idea another RV-related business, one that uses Airstreams as overnight motel rooms.

Kristiana Spaulding, who is moving to Las Vegas from northern California as Airstream 2 Go’s general manager, said the need for RV rentals stems from the “appeal of road-tripping in style” and the ease of using the city as a jumping point to national parks and other sites.

“Come to Vegas, rent a truck and trailer, and tow it to your dream destination,” she said.

Spaulding also operates an Airstream rental business in California with her husband.

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Construction on the Fremont East Container Park, a multipurpose retail and entertainment facility, broke ground this week at Seventh and Fremont streets.

Keith Glynn, Downtown Project construction manager, said the first phase of the project, which includes a dome that can double as a planetarium, among other uses, and a massive, metallic praying mantis, is expected to be finished April 1.

Joe Schoenmann doesn’t just cover downtown, he lives and works there. Schoenmann is Greenspun Media Group’s embedded downtown journalist, working from an office in the Emergency Arts building.

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