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Container Park Asking City to Loosen Liquor Restrictions

Container Park Asking City to Loosen Liquor Restrictions

The new Container Park downtown is marketed as family friendly, but the owners of the outdoor shopping and dining area want the city of Las Vegas to ease up on liquor license restrictions.

The city put tough restrictions on the bars inside the Container Park before it opened. Now that it is up and running, the owners are asking for changes.

There are concerns that if the city makes an exception for the container park, other downtown bars will want exemptions too.

"What is it that we want our community to look like? And what are the separations and what should be required and what should not be required?" Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Barlow said.

Las Vegas city leaders decided to hold off on a decision.

They will discuss the issue again next month, when the park's temporary liquor license comes up for review.

Zappos Signs On to Sponsor Bike Event

Zappos Signs On to Sponsor Bike Event

Already the primary sponsor of the marathon in Las Vegas, Zappos is jumping behind another major outdoor athletic event.

Zappos will be the platinum title sponsor of RTC Viva Bike Vegas 2013 Gran Fondo Pinarello Sponsored by Zappos.com, a cycling event that will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21.

The event, put on by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, is expected to attract between 2,500-3,500 cyclists. Proceeds from the ride will benefit four local charities: Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, After-School All-Stars Las Vegas, Communities in Schools of Nevada and Nevada Child Seekers.

Redevelopment Meetings Scheduled for Public Input

Redevelopment Meetings Scheduled for Public Input

The City of Las Vegas plans redevelopment work in two of its wards and wants input from the affected communities.

The city’s Redevelopment Agency (RDA) seeks to redevelop areas of Wards 3 and 5. The RDA uses new property taxes from new development to finance investment. Property owners have the option to opt out of being part of the redevelopment area expansion.

The currently scheduled meetings will take place:

Local Breakfast Chain Opens New Location on Eastern

Local Breakfast Chain Opens New Location on Eastern

Just months after a car crashed into the patio of its Sahara Avenue location, Egg Works and Egg & I opened its fifth location in southern Nevada.

The new restaurant opened Monday morning at 10839 S. Eastern Ave. in Henderson, between Horizon Ridge and Sunridge Heights. The standalone restaurant is the former home of Bonefish Grill, which closed and later reopened at Town Square.

The company suffered a serious blow when a car drove into the Sahara location’s patio April 1 during the lunch rush, seriously injuring 10 people. The restaurant closed for weeks before reopening in early May.

Business hours are 6 am until 3 pm daily. The local restaurant chain first opened in Las Vegas in 1988.

Symphony Park Bridge Set to Open

Symphony Park Bridge Set to Open

As downtown redevelopment efforts continue, an important link between projects will open next week.

The new Symphony Park Pedestrian Bridge will officially open at 10 a.m. Wednesday. A ceremony will take place at the western base of the new bridge in Symphony Park.

Members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra and the Nevada Ballet Theater will be on hand for the opening ceremony.

The new bridge spans the railroad tracks to provide access for residents and visitors to walk between downtown and Symphony Park. The bridge also provides a path for those wanting to park at the City Hall garage and visit The Smith Center, the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health or the Discovery Children’s Museum.

The project cost $4.5 million, with funding coming from a $500,000 federal grant through the Federal Highway Administration, $3.6 million in Congestion Mitigation Air Quality funds, and $400,000 from the city of Las Vegas general fund.

Hundreds of Jobs Available at Downtown Property

Hundreds of Jobs Available at Downtown Property

 

A local gaming company wants to fill more than 800 positions at a downtown property undergoing renovation.

Fifth Street Gaming is looking to hire more than 800 people for the Downtown Grand hotel, the company's chief executive said Monday. The company expects the hiring process to take four months.

All applications and resumes should be submitted online at www.fifthstreetgaming.com/careers.

The 650-room downtown Las Vegas resort formerly known as the Lady Luck is set to open later this year.

Seth Schorr, CEO of Fifth Street Gaming told gaming regulators on Thursday the resort expects to receive its certificate of occupancy in September. Schorr said the company is excited to start hiring.

Las Vegas Restaurants Offer Special Mother's Day Menus

Las Vegas Restaurants Offer Special Mother's Day Menus

Great options abound throughout the city, including many brunch choices.

Want to take Mom out for Mother’s Day? You’ll be in good company; it’s the busiest day of the year for restaurants.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal