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Downtown Las Vegas is Betting on Green

Downtown Las Vegas is Betting on Green

By Kelly Bennett Contributing Writer Lately Downtown Las Vegas has been buzzing more than usual. The catalyst was Zappo’s making plans to move into the former City Hall. Zappo’s CEO Tony Hsieh wants to build the most community oriented city in the world for his company’s corporate campus. He is facilitating this vision through The […]

Two Years of Downtown: A Retrospective

Two Years of Downtown: A Retrospective

By Alex Kosmach Las Vegas Informer Two years ago, there were three tenants in Neonopolis. Two years ago, Oscar Goodman was a struggling mayor, and not a steakhouse owner. Two years ago, few Las Vegas residents knew how to pronounce Tony Hsieh’s name, let alone knew who he was (it’s pronounced shay). 2012 has been […]

Hipster Scene of East Fremont

By: Denise Savello If you haven’t ventured Downtown Las Vegas in lately you may be surprised at how much it’s changed. There’s a new vibe in town, and it’s downtown, east of Fremont Street to be exact. With the renovation of The Plaza Hotel, The El Cortez, the opening of The Ogden, and the addition […]

The 51s and Cashman Field: Making History Together

The 51s and Cashman Field: Making History Together

51s BEGIN THIRTIETH SEASON IN LAS VEGAS By Alex Kosmach  The Las Vegas 51s have just kicked off their 30th season in Las Vegas and fourth as the Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. Manager Marty Brown’s squad is coming off of a second-place finish in 2011, though they finished the regular season below […]

Don’t Tell Mama

Don’t Tell Mama

By Informer Staff The revitalization of downtown Las Vegas has brought interesting business with it.  One of those businesses happens to be a New York piano bar called Don’t Tell Mama. Named after a title of a song by John Kander and Fred Ebb from the 1966 Broadway musical “Cabaret”, Don’t Tell Mama seems to […]

From the Chef: A Downtown Mobster Meal

From the Chef: A Downtown Mobster Meal

By Mark Marques To Celebrate the Downtown Las Vegas, I am doing an ode to how Vegas started. To the one thing that no one talks about, but is always there… Family! Also, downtown Las Vegas has always been a unique and fantastic playground for adults. The style and sophistication of yesteryear are still present, but also […]

Ultimate Downtown Workout

Ultimate Downtown Workout

By Iyan Breese IB Training Who needs weights or equipment when working out – all you need is Downtown Las Vegas! We spent time on a quest to see what resources we had downtown to get in a solid workout.  Downtown Las Vegas did not disappoint. From bicycle racks to parking garage stairs and ramps, […]

Being Vegan – Downtown is More Than V-Curious

Being Vegan – Downtown is More Than V-Curious

By Paul Graham Contributing Writer Can I just say that I love what is happening in Downtown Las Vegas?  When I first moved full-time to Las Vegas in 2004 I remember going Downtown and thinking…Hmmm…this is a little scary…this a little interesting.  One could travel down to The Fremont Street Experience and you think that […]

Mobster Mayhem: The Mob Museum

Mobster Mayhem: The Mob Museum

Downtown’s Mob Museum entertains and educates By Alex Kosmach One of the first things one sees upon walking into the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement is a large display introducing the museum. It reads, “Step inside. You’ll meet people hear tales that are frankly unbelievable. 

Zapp Attack: Inside Zappos’ Smartphone App

Zapp Attack: Inside Zappos’ Smartphone App

By Joe Buda Online retailer Zappos is known for providing what many customers refer to as “happiness in a box.”  Happiness seems to be a key part of the company’s culture.  Founder and CEO Tony Hsieh even has a book titled “Delivering Happiness.”

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