LAS VEGAS -- Downtown Las Vegas is in an image crisis. Some businesses are trying to appeal to both families and partygoers.
The balancing act is causing Las Vegas City Council members to take a hard look at how many bars they will allow downtown and what that could mean to kids who visit.
Jessie Shanahan, her sisters and young son Dylan are loving their breezy day downtown something they never would have done even a year ago.
"I definitely feel comfortable here. I feel like there is a lot of security and it is safe where before, I wouldn't have come down here," Shanahan said.
The locals say the area has a growing appeal for young families, but for some city council members, that is precisely the concern.
"What are you doing for the children, to protect the children?" City Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian asked during Wednesday's council meeting.
Places like the Container Park sell liquor and market to families.