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Joe Downtown

After two years of covering the Valley's hottest 'hood, columnist Joe Schoenmann is moving on.

Joe Downtown: A final column of advice, predictions and ponderings

August 27th, 2014

After two years of covering the Valley's hottest 'hood, columnist Joe Schoenmann is moving on.

  • Does manufacturing project Factorli's demise signify a lack of planning on Downtown Project's part?

  • Downtown Project's purchase of the land Atomic Liquors sits on has many scratching their heads.

  • In June, President Obama singled out Jen McCabe, saying Las Vegas could become the center for “a revolution … in American manufacturing.”

  • Jerad and Amanda Miller, who gunned down three people last weekend, were reportedly street entertainers on the Strip and Fremont.

  • The neighborhood experiences a tragic loss and a brutal app allows bash-friendly conversation.

  • Can the Zappos workforce sustain all the area's new businesses?

  • According to the coffee table book, the Golden Nugget is no longer in existence. Hmm...

  • Huntridge Revival wants $1 million in public funding to move forward with renovating the historic theater.

  • Phil Pascal and Demont Daniel brought the party to Picnic on a recent Friday.

  • The Centennial Commission was to consider a grant request from the Downtown institution earlier this week.

  • Horse-drawn carriages, pedicabs and a Disney trolley. All could be coming to Downtown.

  • Tom Haskins lived in the conventional world and attained middle-class wealth and status. He didn’t much like it.

  • Downtown Project is sitting on buildings and properties until ideas spring up.

  • Is happiness being delivered or are downtown developers just patting themselves on the back?

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