He’s back. Well, back in the Austin, Texas, area anyway.
Infamous developer Chris Milam, who unsuccessfully pitched an arena-and-stadium proposal in Henderson and was sued by the city over the deal, is trying to build a movie and TV studio development in Bee Cave, a city 12 miles west of Austin, the Austin Business Journal reported.
The business publication reported that Milam wants to develop Supernature Studios, which would house six movie and television soundstages — along with three office buildings, a 150-room hotel, an amphitheater, shops and restaurants.
A year ago, Milam agreed in a legal settlement with Henderson to never do business in the city again after Milam failed to build the sports venue complex he promised near M Resort.
In its lawsuit, the city accused Milam of creating the arena proposal as a ruse so that he could buy Bureau of Land Management land at a discount in Henderson, then flip the property to home developers.
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Las Vegas-based Xyience, the official energy drink of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has a new partnership with Davis Beverage Group, which will offer the brand access to more than 1,500 stores in central and eastern Pennsylvania, including the cities of Harrisburg, Allentown and Bethlehem. The agreement also includes parts of western New Jersey.
Xyience also renewed its endorsement relationship with UFC superstar Ronda Rousey, the 27-year-old bantamweight champion and budding action movie star.
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Airport executives in Des Moines, Iowa, are lobbying Southwest Airlines management for additional flights between Des Moines International Airport and Las Vegas.
Southwest inaugurated service to Des Moines in 2012 and started daily flights to McCarran International Airport in September. Since then, according to a report in the Des Moines Register, the “Des Moines-to-Las Vegas flight is going gangbusters,” Kevin Foley, Des Moines International’s executive director, said.
Foley visited Southwest’s headquarters in Dallas with a wish list. The list includes more trips to Las Vegas and flights to St. Louis and Denver.
No word yet from Southwest, which is evaluating the request.
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Las Vegas plastic surgeon Michael C. Edwards is the new president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The Aesthetic Society, with more than 2,600 members, is a national organization of board-certified plastic surgeons specializing in face and body cosmetic surgery.
He was among new officers elected April 27 during the society’s annual meeting in San Francisco.
Edwards is in private practice in Las Vegas as a partner of Anson, Edwards &Higgins Plastic Surgery Associates and holds a staff position at Summerlin Medical Center.
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Western Risk Insurance President Susan Bauman will speak at Houldsworth, Russo &Co.’s breakfast at 7:30 a.m. June 5.
Bauman will discuss proper insurance coverage for businesses and individuals from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the accounting agency’s offices on 8675 S. Eastern Ave.
Houldsworth, Russo breakfast briefings are free to the company’s clients and $35 for nonclients.
Register online at www.trusthrc.com.