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In brief: Downtown gets a bike-share program, Atomic Liquors gets a kitchen and more

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SHARING (BIKES) IS CARING Rrring, rrring. (That was a bike bell, by the way.) Vegas will join the ranks of 80 or so progressive cities this summer when a bike-share launches Downtown. One-hundred-eighty commuter bikes with baskets will be available for rent at 18 stations built out by Wisconsin-based BCycle, a partner of Trek bikes. Locations are to be determined and prices are yet to be set, but remember, it’s BYOH—the H being helmet. —Kristy Totten

WELCOME HOME Someone is (finally) heeding the call for a more residential Downtown. The Arizona-based Wolff Company and Downtown Project arm 901 Fremont, LLC will break ground within the month on a 1.3-acre, mixed-use endeavor with the working name Fremont and 9th, which also describes its location (just west of Atomic Liquors). It’ll boast not only 231 rental units marked with stylish touches, but 15,000 square feet of shopping space, urban art and a hotel-like pool. —Mike Prevatt

FOOD NOT BOMBS Las Vegas’ oldest bar will soon build Downtown’s newest restaurant. Despite concerns from neighbors about potential noise violations, the city approved a special-use permit for Atomic Kitchen, an eatery to be connected to East Fremont bar Atomic Liquors. Mob scenes from the movie Casino were filmed in the 1940s garage that will house the restaurant, and owner Lance Johns aims to open its doors in April. We hope the food is bomb. —KT

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