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Joe Downtown

After two years of covering the Valley's hottest 'hood, columnist Joe Schoenmann is moving on.

Joe Downtown: A final column of advice, predictions and ponderings

August 27th, 2014

After two years of covering the Valley's hottest 'hood, columnist Joe Schoenmann is moving on.

  • Does manufacturing project Factorli's demise signify a lack of planning on Downtown Project's part?

  • Downtown Project's purchase of the land Atomic Liquors sits on has many scratching their heads.

  • In June, President Obama singled out Jen McCabe, saying Las Vegas could become the center for “a revolution … in American manufacturing.”

  • Jerad and Amanda Miller, who gunned down three people last weekend, were reportedly street entertainers on the Strip and Fremont.

  • The neighborhood experiences a tragic loss and a brutal app allows bash-friendly conversation.

  • Can the Zappos workforce sustain all the area's new businesses?

  • According to the coffee table book, the Golden Nugget is no longer in existence. Hmm...

  • Huntridge Revival wants $1 million in public funding to move forward with renovating the historic theater.

  • Phil Pascal and Demont Daniel brought the party to Picnic on a recent Friday.

  • The Centennial Commission was to consider a grant request from the Downtown institution earlier this week.

  • Horse-drawn carriages, pedicabs and a Disney trolley. All could be coming to Downtown.

  • Tom Haskins lived in the conventional world and attained middle-class wealth and status. He didn’t much like it.

  • Downtown Project is sitting on buildings and properties until ideas spring up.

  • Is happiness being delivered or are downtown developers just patting themselves on the back?

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    Drop that baster! Make a reservation this Turkey Day.

  • TV

    "We’re always helping other people’s dreams come true, but we never had a chance to do any work on our own place."

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    Here’s a chilling thought, courtesy of the man who made it all possible: “Ask yourself, if there was no Mirage on the Strip, what would’ve ...

  • Art

    "It's time to refresh the project, look at options of location and ensure that our communication about the project is more clear than it has ...

  • Electric Daisy Carnival

    Also: More NYE talent announcements!

  • As We See It

    Annual checkup: The Downtown hotel and casino celebrated its one-year anniversary late last month.

  • A&E

    Face-melting Turkey Day meals, carols with Liberace and a drive to the North Pole (Experience)—it's time to shake your holiday season up!

  • Casino

    If you were there for the opening of the Mirage 25 years ago, Folk was probably the first person you met.

  • Food

    Start with potato pancakes and save room for the rouladen.

  • Dining

    The Downtown stalwart has new owners, a new look and an exciting new Mexican menu.

  • A&E

    Opulence, decadence, excessive ornamentation and extreme wealth.

  • Art

    Even professional exhibiting artists have sat down at the space, creating works that eventually went into gallery shows.

  • As We See It

    The race packed 23 obstacles in a punishing 5-mile loop that runners completed over and over again for 24 hours straight.

  • Dining

    If you thought last year's Grand Banquet was amazing, wait until you see the sequel.

  • Nightlife

    Checking in with the veteran off-Strip venue.

  • Nightlife

    A trio of seasonal sips at the hotel's crystal cocoon.

  • Nightlife

    Also, a Rebel Pride edition of GBDC and Adore Delano at Piranha.

  • Food

    And the chicken fried steak tastes just as good.

  • Dining

    If you’re going to consume the acclaimed Alba white truffles, you should go all out. And November is the time.

  • As We See It

    Time included "feminist" in its annual online "word banishment" poll last week, lumping it in with expressions of the moment like "bae," "turnt" and "yaaasssss."