Gene Auffert manages a team of 1,800 people and a fleet of 900 vehicles at Yellow-Checker-Star Transportation, one of the largest cab companies in southern Nevada.
Motley Brews drew 5,500 suds lovers to the East Fremont Street district for its Great Vegas Festival of Beer in April, while another 3,000 brew fans are expected to descend on its Downtown Brew Festival at the county amphitheater this month. But now there’s a new 800-pound beer-guzzling gorilla on the block, and it’s MGM Resorts International.
The Strip is famous for allowing what often isn’t allowed elsewhere — strolling with a glass drink in hand among them. It’s the one piece of real estate where oversized margarita drinks don’t raise eyebrows among pedestrians. But one indulgence might disappear from the Strip’s sidewalks in the name of public safety: drinks in glass containers.
Las Vegas start-ups are embracing co-working spaces, both for the low rent and the synergies that come from working with similarly motivated entrepreneurs.
We’ve been advising consumers that they can’t buy plans through the state exchange until Nov. 15, unless they have a qualifying life event such as a relocation, birth or marriage. Although that’s still the case, the state Insurance Division recently asked us to remind Nevadans they can buy off of the state’s Nevada Health Link exchange at any time.
The online gaming community believes PokerStars’ planned entrance into New Jersey’s Internet wagering market in October is the fuel needed to kick-start the state’s stagnant gambling activity into overdrive.
Curtis Myles, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Monorail Co., is a member of a committee of transportation shareholders that will guide Southern Nevada’s strategy to move 40 million tourists annually into and around the resort corridor in the future.
Mayor Carolyn Goodman’s push for a publicly subsidized soccer stadium lost steam Friday, when Councilman Bob Coffin said he will vote against the city stadium term sheet with two private partners, while Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian said she is “very, very concerned about the amount of taxpayer funds” going to the project.
Five new restaurants are coming to the Fashion Show mall as part of a redevelopment and expansion that will include a 22,000 square-foot addition on the exterior plaza of the shopping center. Construction is expected to begin early next year and conclude by winter 2015.
U.S. motorists will encounter the cheapest Labor Day weekend for driving in four years, but prices in Las Vegas continue to run about 25 cents per gallon more than the national average.