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Downtown Las Vegas program looks to locals to boost business

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas normally attracts visitors from across the globe. But with travel lagging during the coronavirus pandemic, downtown businesses are looking toward locals to bolster their bottom lines.

The Downtown Vegas Alliance, a nonprofit business trade organization, has launched a “Playcation” promotion to lure more area residents to downtown restaurants and attractions.

“Downtown small business owners are hanging in there,” said Carolyn Wheeler, executive director of the alliance. “If we can maybe replace some of that tourist visitation and business visitation with locals who are itching to get out, that would be a big positive.”


The campaign is a partnership among about two dozen businesses, casinos, museums and retail outlets.

People can download a Explore DTLV smartphone app or go online to find discounts and take advantage of leisure itineraries until mid-December with themes such as dining, family fun, the Mob Museum, downtown murals and social

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Downtown Las Vegas Program Looks to Locals to Boost Business | Nevada News

By BRYAN HORWATH, Las Vegas Sun

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas normally attracts visitors from across the globe. But with travel lagging during the coronavirus pandemic, downtown businesses are looking toward locals to bolster their bottom lines.

The Downtown Vegas Alliance, a nonprofit business trade organization, has launched a “Playcation” promotion to lure more area residents to downtown restaurants and attractions.

“Downtown small business owners are hanging in there,” said Carolyn Wheeler, executive director of the alliance. “If we can maybe replace some of that tourist visitation and business visitation with locals who are itching to get out, that would be a big positive.”

The campaign is a partnership among about two dozen businesses, casinos, museums and retail outlets.

People can download a Explore DTLV smartphone app or go online to find discounts and take advantage of leisure itineraries until mid-December with themes such as dining, family fun, the

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Downtown Las Vegas businesses focus on attracting more locals

Tourists Return to Fremont Street Experience

Steve Marcus

People check out the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas Friday, June 12, 2020.

Las Vegas normally attracts visitors from across the globe. But with travel lagging during the coronavirus pandemic, downtown businesses are looking toward locals to bolster their bottom lines.

The Downtown Vegas Alliance, a nonprofit business trade organization, has launched a Playcation promotion to lure more valley residents with discounts to downtown restaurants and attractions.

“Downtown small business owners are hanging in there,” said Carolyn Wheeler, executive director of the alliance. “If we can maybe replace some of that tourist visitation and business visitation with locals who are itching to get out, that would be a big positive.”

The campaign is a partnership among about two dozen businesses, casinos, museums and retail outlets.

People can download the Explore DTLV smartphone app to find

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The Raiders are making a lot of money by moving to Las Vegas

Ready to wrap up Week 2, in Vegas of all places …

• I’m not sure the Raiders have gotten quite the credit they deserve for pulling off what they have the last five years, so I’ll give it to them. Navigating everything the team did to get here is a monumental achievement. After having their joint L.A. project with the Chargers shot down and landing third in the pecking order for the Inglewood stadium (remember, the Chargers went in 2017 on the fear the Raiders would take their spot if they didn’t), the Raiders really seemed to be out of options.

Months later, they wound up with $750 million in public funding for a state-of-the-art building in Vegas, survived the departure from the project of Sheldon Adelson and Goldman Sachs (which had given the

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Texas, Las Vegas restrictions; Moderna vaccine trial

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Without masks and a vaccine, we could reach Herd Immunity from COVID-19, but deaths would skyrocket. We break down the science of it.

USA TODAY

With the U.S. approaching 200,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths and worldwide infections topping 30 million, Texas and Nevada are set to ease restrictions for some businesses beginning this weekend.

In Texas, which is close to becoming the second state with 700,000 cases, Gov. Greg Abbott is authorizing some businesses — including restaurants, retail stores, gyms and museums — to open up to 75% capacity starting Monday. Bars, however, must remain closed.

In Nevada, public health officials are allowing bars in and around Las Vegas to reopen on Sunday after being closed for six months.

Meanwhile, India is on track to pass the U.S. as the most infected country in the world. Health officials on Friday reported another 96,000 cases in the past 24 hours, pushing

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Century Communities Acquires Skye Canyon Master Plan in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Century Communities, Inc. (NYSE: CCS), a top 10 national homebuilder, recently acquired the remaining 400+ acres of the 1,700-acre Skye Canyon development in Las Vegas, which ranks as the 22nd top-selling master-planned community in the country based on new home sales. The acquisition makes Century Communities Skye Canyon’s master developer. Century Communities has a successful track record of overseeing the build-out of several master-planned communities in the region, such as Tuscany Village in Henderson and Rhodes Ranch in southwest Las Vegas. Since the acquisition, Century Communities has already begun construction on what will eventually be 2,500 additional homes for new and existing Skye Canyon communities, including three communities slated to open in 2021, and three actively selling communities: Aspen, Madera and Northglenn.

Explore Skye Canyon homes and amenities at https://skyecanyon.com.

“Century Communities has been at Skye Canyon

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Experimental Filmmakers Documented a Vegas Dive’s Final Day of Business: Your Weekly Roundup of New Movies

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

While most Oregonians haven’t set foot in their local for months, we’ve all passed that one obscure watering hole and thought, “Has this place been open the whole time?” Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets is an ode to just that kind of dive. Experimental filmmakers Bill and Turner Ross train their lenses on Las Vegas’ Roaring ’20s on its final day in business, and we meet the affable barkeeps, trauma-soaked vets, wayward youngsters and shaggy loners toasting farewell to their only sense of community, no matter that it feeds on their marginalization and addiction. The weeping, the slurred professions of love, the gallows humor, the last dances—it’s as profoundly affecting as it is authentically scuzzy, but there’s a trick afoot. The amateur performers are clearly operating from some vague script, even if they are completely plastered. The sad-bastard country soundtrack is a little too on pitch and,

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Las Vegas Business Attorney To The Start Taking On New Clients For A Limited Time to Help during COVID – Press Release

Las Vegas, Nevada – Raich Law PLLC, a highly respected Business Law Firm located in Las Vegas, is pleased to announce that it is once again accepting new clients for a limited period of time. The company has established a reputation for hard work, dedication, and a dogged determination to deliver results for their clients, and is the legal representative of choice for many billionaires and celebrities.  

Typically demand exceeds supply, and anyone looking for a new business attorney in the local area would have to employ an alternative company’s services. However, thanks to an increase in the number of staff employed at the law firm, the company owners have decided to accept a limited number of new clients.  

“As a business, we are nearly always working at full capacity, and unfortunately, we have to regularly turn away new prospective clients due to our current commitments,” said Sagar Raich, owner

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Matches To Make After UFC Vegas 9

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) staged UFC Vegas 9 last night (Sat., Sept. 5, 2020) inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada which ended only having seven fights on the slate after several fights were cancelled as a result of COVID-19 (details here). In the main event, Alistair Overeem knocked out Augusto Sakai in the fifth round (see it) to earn his second straight win. In the co-headlining act, Ovince Saint Preux got back in the win column after knocking out Alonzo Menifield with a vicious hook (see it here).





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Winner: Alistair Overeem

Who He Should Face Next: Derrick Lewis vs Curtis Blaydes winner

Business in the Heavyweight division is starting to pick up. Stipe Miocic is in line to rematch Francis Ngannou later this year, while the weight class will get a bit more interesting with the addition of Jon Jones in 2021. Also,

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