How Will You Remember 2012, Downtown-Wise?

Blinking Man Bike My downtown is not your downtown. Though we haunt the same bars, walk the same sidewalks and are all owed paintings by Jerry Misko, we don’t all of us perceive downtown Las Vegas in the same way. Some of us see it as a blank slate, ready to be remade as a tech hub. Some of us see it as a part of the city that’s been on the path to renewal for many years. And some of us, like me, are lucky enough to see it as home.

We can all agree on one thing, however: A lot of good things happened downtown in 2012. New bars and restaurants opened, and ground was broken for many new and exciting projects. This was the year of Art Square, Eat, Commonwealth, Juhl, Triple B and many others. We’re not even done with new openings this year: If all goes to plan, several new places should open on Fremont East by New Year’s Eve. And 2013 looks to be more of the same.

So, here’s my question to you: How will you remember this year, in terms of what’s happening downtown? What key events shaped downtown’s future this year? Please tell us in the comments below what this year in downtown Las Vegas meant to you, and I’ll repost your comments this time next year. Sound good?

  • Andrea Lipomi

    I’m working on opening a day spa in Emergency Arts! The lease is dated December 1, 2012, so I just made the cut-off for comment love… 🙂

  • Bruce Newman

    As a downtowner, I’ll remember improvement. The D, Neonopolis coming to life, the places you mention…I guess Park and KraveMassive will, like BBB and Commonwealth be delayed. Looking forward to Radio City and the Container Park. Wish the barbecue stand was open when I wasnt working….I intentionally renewed by lease because of all of the changes that have and are happening (oh, did I mention Atomic Liquors?)

  • Thom

    Clay Arts Vegas took over the Old Artbar. Turning it into a pottery studio, gallery, and retail space. http://www.clayartsvegas.com

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