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Name: Luis Varela-Rico
In Vegas since: 1991
Occupation: Artist and Elevator Mechanic
Downtown connection: Has lived downtown and his sculpture “OS No. 1” is currently on display at PublicUs
Hidden gem: Main Street Moto (www.lasvegasdyno.com)
Main Street Moto is a custom motorcycle shop located on Main Street at Hoover Avenue. It’s family-owned and -operated and it relocated to the Downtown area from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Even before it moved Downtown, it had established a popular “all motorcycles welcome” bike meet at the Arts Factory on the last Friday of every month. The shop caters to all types of bikers and has a full dynamometer (which measures the power output of an engine). It supports local artists and has added greatly to the culture of the Arts District.
Drop by and check out Main Street Moto’s bikes, parts and gear or check out its monthly Arts Factory bike meet!