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MGM tapping into craft beer festivals

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.

County could ban glass drink containers on Strip

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.

Work in Progress gives start-ups their space in Vegas

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.

No waiting period for state insurance signup

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.

Fresh start for PokerStars may revitalize N.J. gambling

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.

Monorail chief strives to keep everyone on track

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.

Second councilman will oppose soccer stadium

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.

Fashion Show mall plans expansion, new restaurants

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.

It’s cheap gas for Labor Day, but not in Las Vegas

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.

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