I did a little more wandering around Downtown Las Vegas on this trip since I noticed quite a bit of renovation along East Fremont from my hotel room. New arty shoppes and restaurants seem to have exploded in the past couple of years. And now, the Container Park, which is part retail, part climbing and sliding entertainment for kids.
Further afield I noticed gaggles of 20-somethings coming out of what look like warehouses but after chatting up a few, I found out they’re converted residential units. None of the 20-somethings I talked to work for Zappos, the obvious business headquartered in downtown, instead they were students, and entertainment industry workers who wanted a more progressive community away from The Strip.
It seems they have it now and momentum is growing. Good on them.