COVER STORY: Downtown Las Vegas is evolving, adding draws like The Smith Center and attracting businesses like online retailer Zappos.com, which will move its headquarters to the former Las Vegas City Hall. Downtown’s housing market is changing, also. Observers say that as the area’s hipness quotient rises, demand for multifamily residences there will increase.
BUSINESS LIFE: With the economy stressed, many locals have turned to Marissa and Mario Hawkins’ Massage Envy franchise in Henderson for release and pampering. Business is so good that the Hawkinses recently opened their second location.