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There's Now An App For (Parts Of) Downtown Vegas

April 7, 2014 at 5:06 PM | by | Comments (4)

Downtown is where it's at, or would be, if it were easier to discover what was happening where. For many, learning about events takes a bit of luck and being in the right word-of-mouth chain.

This writer heard about so many events after the fact that it wasn't until I set up my own downtown dragnet that I managed to turn that around. I signed up for the Downtown Project newsletter and liked Downtown Project, Inspire Theater, Fremont Street Experience and Container Park on Facebook (as well as made sure I set it so I would be notified of every posting) and I even created some Google alerts, too. (I'm also cyber-stalking the D and Downtown Grand.) But, really who else would do that besides this gal? Likely, not many.

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Raising A Glass At Bin 702

Where: 707 Fremont St., #1220 [map], 89101
March 28, 2014 at 12:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

A pleasant change of pace from the glitz of the Las Vegas Strip, Bin 702 is a repurposed shipping container with a modern bistro feel. Bin 702 is located within downtown's Container Park which is five miles north of The Strip and a few blocks east of Slotzilla in the revamped Fremont East district.

The Container Park has transformed the area from skid row to family friendly oasis. A giant fire-breathing praying mantis sculpture greets you at the entrance. Inside the park are selections of restaurants and retail outlets. The shining star for these VegasChatter contributors, however, was wine bar, Bin 702.

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Sheryl Crow's Playing WHERE?

Where: 707 Fremont St. [map], 89101
March 27, 2014 at 4:02 PM | by | Comments (7)

When you hear Sheryl Crow is coming to Las Vegas you might wonder if she’s playing the MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay or maybe even Caesars' Colosseum. All would be wrong in this case because she’s actually coming to the Container Park of all places on April 4.

The First Friday Foundation is presenting “An Intimate Performance by Sheryl Crow” and by intimate, they really mean intimate. More used to selling out large arenas, the folksy rocker will play to a much smaller crowd in downtown Vegas.

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Your Next Downtown Destination Is Taking Shape

Where: 612 Carson Ave. [map], 89101
February 28, 2014 at 2:07 PM | by | Comments (4)

The folks over at DTLV.com have shed some light on the remodel the John E. Carson Hotel building is undergoing.

The omnipresent Downtown Project owns the space at Sixth and Carson. You can read about the hotel's renovation in-depth here. But, to boil it down, the former hotel is going the way of the Container Park and divvying its space up into smaller parcels for local businesses. Look forward to a yoga studio, a florist, Black Spade Tattoo, a gourmet doughnut shop (from the folks behind Bin 702 at the Container Park), a sushi restaurant (from Le Thai's Dan Coughlin) and yet another Kerry Simon restaurant to be known as Carson Kitchen, among other enterprises.

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Proof Stripping Does A Body Good (And, Good In General)

January 15, 2014 at 6:34 PM | by | Comments (0)

Fan of strip poker and running? Then the inaugural Strip Poker Run sponsored by Downtown Grand might be of interest. Though, it doesn't really involve (full) stripping and nor does it even take place on the Strip.

No, the Strip Poker Run is a 5K clothing drive put on by Downtown Runners. The event encourages participants to throw on as many articles of clothing your body can handle before heading out on a course full of "stripping stations." Runners (and walkers) will receive a poker card for shedding a layer at each stop. Participants dressed (yes, dressed!) down to their last layer will play those cards in a hand of Texas Hold 'Em at the finish line for prizes.

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Best Vegas Opening Of 2013

December 31, 2013 at 8:07 PM | by | Comment (1)

It's time for the fourth annual VegasChatter Awards! Today, we finish bringing you the best and worst of the year. All of our picks are based on what we've personally experienced in Vegas over 2013 -- the good, the bad, and the mind-boggling.

Sometimes, picking the "winners" of one of our award categories is easy, but we have to admit that this decision caused us much angst. Which venue should receive the honor of being chosen as the best opening of the year?

For 2013, there wasn't a clear, head-and-shoulders-above-them-all choice and quite a few contenders, from the rebirth of a long-shuttered downtown hotel-casino and a luxe, new place to eat sushi in bed to a new spot for the young at heart to discover the wow in Las Vegas. We thought about it quite a bit. And, we did quite a lot of polling. And, we thought some more. And, after much deliberation (that continued through this morning, in fact), chose to give the award for best new opening of 2013 to....

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Checking Out Big Ern's BBQ At The Downtown Container Park

December 11, 2013 at 12:59 PM | by | Comments (8)

The Downtown Container Park seems like it's a great concept that will be a fun place for families to visit when the weather gets warm again. There are places to shop, a park for kids to play and a handful of restaurants to grab a bite.

The week the park opened, Las Vegas saw the last of beautiful fall weather. It was perfect for a little al fresco dining. Even before it debuted, Big Ern’s BBQ was known for serving up real deal BBQ in Downtown Vegas. This writer is always looking for some new ‘Q so it was the first place at Downtown Container Park on the list to visit. The first thing that stood out when inside Big Ern’s container was that it was bigger than expected. Besides a small kitchen area, there was a couple banquettes available to sit inside for chilly winter days.

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Container Park Opens Today, But Not All Of It

November 25, 2013 at 1:02 PM | by | Comments (0)

After a once anticipated debut of spring, the Downtown Container Park has instead arrived in time for the holiday shopping season. Well, at least some of it.

The flyer below proclaims all the shops and eateries expected to open today at 1 p.m. PST, but even this list was a bit too hopeful.

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Turkey Talk? Downtown's Container Park Sets New Opening Timeline

November 13, 2013 at 5:14 PM | by | Comment (1)

Ok, you guys. This is for reals. We think. Downtown's shipping Container Park will debut "around Thanksgiving," according to Vegas.com's blog.

More specifically, according to us (by way of Bolt Barbers), Monday, November 25 at 1 p.m.

You know how this next part goes. Container Park. Yadda, yadda. Supposed to have opened. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Yep, let's just say its arrival is way past due.

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The One Where We Asked Tony Hsieh About Downtown's Delayed Container Park

November 6, 2013 at 1:12 PM | by | Comments (0)

Since we're talking about Vegas delays and we've already got Slotzilla out of the way, it's time to talk about that other long-postponed downtown project. By Downtown Project. The Container Park.

Once due to arrive in Fremont East this past spring, its website now proclaims an opening of fall 2013. They've got just over six weeks to make that happen. A collection of stores and restaurants all based in either shipping containers or Xtreme cubes has been a dream of Zappos mogul and downtown visionary (too strong?) Tony Hsieh for quite some time so, when he took to Facebook last week to answer general questions (on Halloween no less), you can guess what this writer asked:

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Downtown's Container Park Won't Be Here This Month, After All

October 16, 2013 at 4:26 PM | by | Comments (3)

Man, if you can't trust something you overhear while walking down Fremont, what can you trust?

Last month, we eavesdropped as what seemed to be a downtown executive fielded questions on the coming Container Park. The suit cited an opening weekend of October 31-November 3. But, yesterday, a report by the Las Vegas Review-Journal stated an expected debut of mid-November. Worrisome, however, was the additional phrase, "scheduled to open as early as next month."

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Things You Overhear About The Container Park While Walking Down Fremont

September 30, 2013 at 12:17 PM | by | Comment (1)

Curious about the current state of downtown's Container Park, this writer wandered that way to check things out last week. And, just happened to walk abreast of a trio of gentlemen who began to discuss the very object of my interest. So, naturally, I slowed down my pace to nonchalantly listen in because, duh. (It helps when you pretend to be absorbed with your smart phone.)

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