Fire in Arts District in downtown Las Vegas on July 6, 2019. (Angus Kelly)
Jack Daniel’s opened its House No. 7 at 1215 Las Vegas Boulevard South, in the former Thunderbird Boutique Hotel & Lounge. Ex-NBA stars Alonso Mourning and Allan Houston, hip-hop icon Flavor Flav, Rick Harrison of “Pawn Stars,” pro BMX competitor Ricardo Laguna and Nevada State Treasurer Zach Conine were among those to take in the two-night opening party. Jack Daniel’s is the official liquor sponsor of the NBA, with the former players in town for the NBA Summer League tournament at Thomas & Mack Center.
Some NBA players were on the 36th floor of their hotel when Friday’s 7.1 earthquake was felt in Las Vegas. Portland Trail Blazers Anfernee Simons and Gian Clavell were both taken by surprise when they saw items in their room start to move.
Bernie Sanders speaks to his supporters in Las Vegas about public schools, healthcare and raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake was felt in Las Vegas Friday night. Little damage was reported in the Las Vegas valley, although some events were canceled.
The California earthquake that was felt in Las Vegas hit the downtown Arts District as First Friday was taking place. Local vendors who felt the shake were unsure of what was happening at first but after realizing it was a small earthquake, continued business as usual.