Archive for October 31st, 2012

Revitalization and Increased Development Revving up Downtown Las Vegas

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Downtown Las Vegas is attracting a lot of attention right now. Although the Sin City has been popular for hotel-casinos, other attractions have been added to the Sin City. Oscar Goodman, former mayor of Las Vegas, has been a strong supporter of reviving downtown Las Vegas. He was a key player in the creation of the Mob Museum. This is one of the newest attractions in the area. It showcases the city’s exciting history of organized crime.

The Neon Museum and Neonopolis are also expected to draw in a huge crowd. The Neonopolis, near Fremont Street, is being advertised as the world’s biggest gay night club to be opened in the next few months. Another crowd drawer is The Smith Center which houses world-class performance of the arts. After being open for just half a year, the center already received raving reviews both from visitors and locals alike. Atlas, the clamor for the long-awaited presence and emphasis on the arts has been felt in Las Vegas.

There are a lot of new things happening in the area that adds spice and flavor to the town. The Art’s Festival celebrated its 10th birthday on the first Friday of October. And a new festival, called “Vegas StrEATS” was born, where several food trucks all drove outside the El Cortez Hotel for a month-long gathering. The continued growth happening in the area, with several hotels renovating and remodeling their buildings, brings in a new sense of pride for the locals.

Holding center stage of this new growth is the $350 million worth of investment from the Downtown Project. This huge chunk of investment comes from Zappos and is being placed in education, real estate, small business, and residential development. The project is geared to create and boost the community in the area.

With a lot of significant financial investment gracing downtown Las Vegas, it’s no wonder that life is breathing back in the area. These new attractions are expected to get the crowd’s attention and hopefully draw in more business possibilities too.

The new face and character will provide a more interesting feel to Downtown Las Vegas. Although, the Las Vegas Strip will always be brighter and bigger but Downtown Las Vegas will hold its own identity. It’s well on its way as being recognized as the cultural side of the region.