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The entrepreneur was one of the earliest supporters of—and investors in—the Downtown dream.

How Michael Cornthwaite became a Downtown trailblazer

July 31st, 2014

The entrepreneur was one of the earliest supporters of—and investors in—the Downtown dream.

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    The 25-year-old Vegas native talks his climb to the top (hat) with Slash, Alice Cooper and ... dinosaurs?

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    Plans for a new museum? The restoration of his Vegas home? The famously flamboyant showman is back in the spotlight.

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    “I am not surprised you ended up there,” she says, and I know she’s not kidding. “You always were kind of a Vegas guy.”

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    It could have been designed by Disney's theme park division.

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    Sorry, other local beers, but it's not even close this year.

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    It's a great addition to Downtown, and its founders truly think outside the bottle.

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    The Las Vegas Academy grad has accomplished so much, so fast.

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    They've brought in Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Guns N' Roses and soon, Kiss.

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    Where you can overhear people talking about how they can’t believe everyone involved in it lives here, because it was just too good.

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    Hyde Bellagio goes all out for its seasonal themed parties.

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    With its Flashback Friday promo and guest acts like Ludacris and Kanye West, the Mirage club is king of EDM counterprogramming.

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    It’s where Diplo serves as your aquafit instructor.

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    In honor of National Aviation Day on Aug. 17, millions voted on the top ten airports in the U.S. with the hottest travelers.

  • Dining

    Not since the Cosmopolitan has a Strip arrival brought a stable of high-profile restaurants like what SLS promises.

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    Also, Sprouts is opening its fifth local market this month.

  • A&E

    Plans for a new museum? The restoration of his Vegas home? The famously flamboyant showman is back in the spotlight.

  • Music

    Little Dragon, Baauer, Kimbra among latest batch of LIB names.

  • FeaturedLifestyle

    “I am not surprised you ended up there,” she says, and I know she’s not kidding. “You always were kind of a Vegas guy.”

  • A&E

    When Maren Wade gets to play the showgirl inside the cake, it's not quite the sweet experience she expects.

  • Reviews

    You’ll need multiple trips to adequately explore the fun food and drinks at Red Rock's new restaurant.

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    Somehow, among giants like the Linq, High Roller and Cromwell, this little slice of strange still belongs.

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    "I find most promoters and VIP hosts are professional and courteous—and I’m no bottle customer."

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    The crowd felt restrained, as if holding out for a moment to really let loose. For some, it never came.

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    From a zipline over the main-stage area (!) to in-your-face brand marketing, a few elements to anticipate during the four-day festival.

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    Also, a Phish pre-sale and an EDM bash at Brooklyn Bowl.

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    Ever notice that drivers can’t access the parking lot from the welcome side? Yeah.

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    The decision is the latest in a series of ongoing changes at the exchange as it tries to recover from a tumultuous first year of ...

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    The last time the Vermonters played Halloween here, they covered The Velvet Underground's 'Loaded.'

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    While Congress works to to pass a VA reform bill, the House Veterans Affairs Committee has ramped up, going from once-a-week hearings on various veterans ...

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    The Chicago original is known for a very loud style of customer service. At the local version, it's straight-up Vegas hospitality.