Beauty Blooms at Bud & Vine


A flower shop with roots in a poker game may seem a bit unusual, but for Christina Cicatello and John Bunch, it was a game where the seed was planted for a small business dream. The co-owners of Bud & Vine, a new boutique flower shop Downtown, met about five years ago. At the time, […]

June Behind the Seams


Welcome to Stitch Factory’s Behind the Seams Speaker Series. This month Stitch Factory is excited to have six amazing talks lined up for Wednesday and Thursday evenings at Learning Village. These talks are sure to inspire and inform. Among those talks, Ash Modha, CEO of Mondetta Clothing, promises to share the art of design, and Remarq’s Lauren Kay will […]

Downtown Denizen: Nicole Mastrangelo


Nicole Mastrangelo Community Ops Manager, Work In Progress What is the last book you read? Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline. The last concert you attended? The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Beauty Bar. So much fun. What is your favorite virtue? Loyalty. If you could give one piece of […]

Downtown Denizen: Bobby Walter


Bobby Walter Plant Manager, Factorli What is the last book you read? Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut. The last concert you attended? MC Chris at Slim’s. What is your favorite virtue? Tolerance. If you could give one piece of advice to your 10-year-old self, what would it be? Call your parents. Who are your heroes in […]

Downtown Denizen: Doralynne Valenzuela

Doralynne Valenzuela

Doralynne Valenzuela Photographer/Set Designer/Stylist Fremont East Studios What is the last book you read? Midnight and the Meaning of Love by Sister Souljah. The last concert you attended? Childish Gambino. What is your favorite virtue? Eudaimonism. If you could give one piece of advice to your 10-year-old-self, what would it be? Find your passion and […]

A Window on Art and Community


Donovan Fitzgerald’s recent work as the first artist in residence for The Window is something of a departure for the Southern Nevada native. A traditional, figurative painter, Fitzgerald long felt there wasn’t really a place in the Downtown scene for the type of art he creates. Then, a friend and fellow artist in Brooklyn suggested […]

Tech Cocktail Week June 2014

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Summer is here! And with it comes a very special Tech Cocktail Week put together with friends at HealthTech Women and Wellthily, called “The Wellth Generation,” sponsored by Downtown Project and the California Stock Exchange. Tech Cocktail is thrilled to have the best and brightest women throughout the Tech, Health. and Wellth worlds in Downtown Vegas. Backgrounds of guests range […]

Downtown Denizen – Liz Gregersen


Liz Gregersen Senior Time Ninja, What is the last book you read? Currently reading The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. The last concert you attended? I guess Life is Beautiful, but since I have a toddler, I only saw a part of the Imagine Dragons show and a part of the Beck […]

Downtown Denizen – Weston Conwell


Weston Conwell President, Acme Investigation & Security What is the last book you read? I would love to say something profound, but it was Tom Clancy’s Locked On. As a friend once said, we need a little mind bubblegum every once in a while. The last concert you attended? Of course it was Sheryl […]

Another Mural(ist) Transforms Downtown


Muralist Angelina Christina has transformed the exterior of the former Western Hotel & Casino located at 9th and Fremont Streets. Her colorful portrait incorporates a quotation from Hunter S. Thompson’s semi-autobiographical 1971 novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Fellow artist Alex “Ease” Pesante also contributed to the mural.   “Maybe it meant something. Maybe […]