The growing popularity of Las Vegas’ downtown Fremont Street area has required more police presence aswell. (Image: lasvegastours.onboardtours.com)
As Las Vegas continues to bounce right back from the downturn that is economic with the Strip posting its 5th annual revenue upsurge in a row, Sin City’s Fremont Street area downtown is experiencing a renaissance also. In fact, the regeneration that is recent of Street and its environs is attracting countless visitors, Metro Police are being forced to rethink the way they police the whole city of Las Vegas.
‘ We were very concentrated on Las vegas, nevada Boulevard [the Strip] for a number of years because that’s where we were seeing the infusion of individuals,’ Sheriff Doug Gillespie told Metro’s Fiscal Affairs Committee this week. ‘ But the dynamics have actually changed downtown. Now a great deal more individuals are wanting to come downtown on a more regular basis.’
It’s not just that the people are coming there in droves; the very nature associated with tourism has changed, too. As the area surrounding ‘Glitter Gulch,’ as it had previously been understood right back in Elvis’s day, was once a small rough across the sides, it is now being a hub of art and culture. Bail bondsmen and pawnbrokers were at the least somewhat changed with galleries and vintage clothing shops, since well pubs, clubs and restaurants.
Which means that, simply speaking, folks ar (more…)