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April 30, 2016

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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 ...
Mark Balint, left, head of production for Silver State Production Services, and Jason Miller, CEO of Downtown Films, listen to a 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.
Joe Downtown: Company gets tax credits for shooting movie in Las Vegas
April 14, 2014
A production company shooting a movie in Las Vegas starring Dakota Fanning has received $297,000 in state tax credits. The company, LPF One DTIG LLC, will be filming in Southern Nevada until early May and already has shot at a downtown club, at Mount Charleston and today was at ....
Natalie Young and Elyse Martin.
Joe Downtown: New management at The Ogden’s Wild eyes healthier business model
April 10, 2014
The Downtown Project has taken over Wild, the gluten-free pizza restaurant on the first floor of The Ogden, and has employed a former chef to help ...
Developing story: The proposed Galaxy Market could soon be part of Downtown.
Joe Downtown: Has DTP squeezed out other development by buying so much Fremont area acreage?
April 9, 2014
Downtown Project is sitting on buildings and properties until ideas spring up.
Four lower lines of Slotzilla were tested with plastic, weighted 175-pound dummies Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
Joe Downtown: Slotzilla zip lines tested with dummies as attraction sets to open
April 9, 2014
No one is saying exactly when Slotzilla will open, but project managers and engineers are this week testing 175-pound dummies on each of the four lower lines of the zipline attraction at the Fremont Street Experience. Lonnie Reed, principal of Themed Development Management, categorized the ride’s testing as some of the most ...
This dirt lot at Coolidge Street and Casino Center Boulevard in downtown Las Vegas became ground zero for bewildered vehicle owners who found their cars had been towed while they took part in the monthly First Friday celebration.
Joe Downtown: Cars towed, spirits dampened on First Friday
April 8, 2014
A tiny dirt lot in downtown Las Vegas became ground zero for bewildered vehicle owners who found their cars had been towed. Downtown resident John Delibos pulled into the lot and found ...
A new online magazine and blog by Catherine Treu and editor Steven Strazzullo focusing on all things fashion-related in Las Vegas launched today called
Joe Downtown: New online magazine hopes to be ‘go-to reference site’ for fashion in Las Vegas
April 3, 2014
A new online magazine and blog focusing on all things fashion-related in Las Vegas launched today. Called, it is the creation of founder ...
Electric Daisy Carnival creator Pasquale Rotella at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Joe Downtown: Electric Daisy promoter told to stay away from his downtown clubs
April 3, 2014
Pasquale Rotella, whose Insomniac Inc. puts on the popular Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, has been banned by the city from visiting...
One point of view: Memphis’ Joe and Virginia Murphy weren’t wowed by the Downtown experience.
Joe Downtown: There are signs enthusiasm for the new Downtown has started to fade
April 2, 2014
Is happiness being delivered or are downtown developers just patting themselves on the back?
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 ...