Las Vegas Country Saloon
The end of the year is also the end of the road for several Downtown businesses.
Saturday, Dec. 17 saw the final concert at LVCS. The Fremont Street staple went out with a farewell celebration of local music featuring hip-hop acts Los Marijuanos, Donnie Menace, Doms Gauge and more.
The final event capped off years of live music that, most recently, catered to underground rap and rock (originally named Las Vegas Country Saloon, it dropped the western theme years ago). Everyone from punk icons Dead Kennedys and British grindcore band Napalm Death to indie-rap juggernaut Tech N9ne and southern hip-hop pioneers the Geto Boys made the venue their Las Vegas home.
On Saturday, LVCS general manager Jim Hensley took the club’s Facebook page to send thanks to the community.
Thank you to all of our fans and the artists who poured their hearts and souls out on our stage over the last 5 years. Without you none of this would of been possible. I also want to say thank you to everyone who was part of the LVCS team. You all mean the world to me and were the glue that held this room together. They might of been able to take our creative space away from us but they can’t take all the love and memories that we created night after night. Never stop creating and always fight for what is right.
Thank you for believing in what we created and thank you for supporting our local scene.
We are going to say goodbye for now but will always hold you all in our hearts.
On Sunday, Carson Street eatery Glutton served its final meal. Counter to its name, the restaurant boasted creative offerings and a popular weekend brunch menu.
Arriving in April 2015, Glutton was an integral piece in Carson Street’s transformation into a restaurant row, a stretch that also includes the adjacent VegeNation, Zydeco Po-Boys, Donut Bar, Bocho Downtown Sushi, Eat and Carson Kitchen.
Chef Bradley Manchester did not respond to requests to comment upon writing this article but a farewell message was posted on the restaurant’s Instagram.
What can we say about the last 18 months? We have had engagements, marriages, birthdays, anniversaries, births, and even deaths celebrated within these walls. We have been a part of your lives with our seasonal dishes, constructed cocktails, and entertaining service. You have supported us and become a part of our lives as more than guests, but our family. Closing tonight is the last thing we want for this family. Inevitably, all good things come to an end.
Downtown Project was a partner in the restaurant. The spokeswoman for DTP, Maria Phelan, says they are looking for new tenants to fill the space but did not specify whether they are looking for another restaurant concept.
Yesterday, a sign was posted on the window of the 24-hour pub in the Arts Factory saying the business is closed for reorganization. Downtown Crown, which is the sister company of the two popular Crown and Anchor pubs, opened in January and specializes in the English fare and beers.
A Review-Journal article reported that co-owner of the bar, Ron Schultz said the closure is temporary and they are negotiating with the landlord, Jonathan Kermani, on adjusting the concept. As of writing this article, Kermani has not commented on the matter.