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Businesses in Arts District weigh in on not being included in proposed 21 and under Fremont Street curfew

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – The Metropolis of Las Vegas proposed underneath 21 Fremont Avenue curfew would embody the Fremont Avenue Expertise and a part of downtown, together with Ogden, Carson, essential and eighth avenue. The proposed curfew, nonetheless, doesn’t embody the humanities district, one other fashionable nightlife spot.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Division (LVMPD) confirmed {that a} capturing occurred within the arts district Sunday morning. It happened close to South Primary Avenue and East Imperial Avenue, resulting in a closure being put in place.

Jason Taylor, proprietor of Nevada Brew Works, mentioned that regardless of proximity, the humanities district doesn’t typically see the identical issues as Fremont Avenue.

“I’ve by no means seen any sort of battle,” mentioned Taylor. “We now have by no means reported any sort of altercation or anybody pulling out a weapon. Nothing like that on our property or on our premise, however I’ve heard tales only a few and much between.”

The proposed curfew at Fremont Avenue means anybody underneath 21 won’t be allowed to be on Fremont throughout the time-frame of 9 p.m. to five a.m. seven days every week.

Taylor mentioned a curfew within the arts district wouldn’t be good for enterprise.

“We wouldn’t desire a curfew down right here beginning at 9′o clock,” mentioned Taylor. “We nonetheless have households with their children who’re hanging out.”

On Monday, a Las Vegas Metropolis Council committee voted for the proposed curfew to return in entrance of the Metropolis Council at its subsequent assembly. The vote was additionally for the town council to obtain a report and presentation by the Fremont Avenue Expertise and from Metro police with information to again up why this proposed curfew is required.

The proposed curfew doesn’t embody the humanities district, and Taylor mentioned that’s the fitting transfer as his enterprise is family-oriented.

“We now have a special base of shoppers than what you’ll get down on Fremont Avenue,” mentioned Taylor. “I don’t assume the humanities district wants a curfew.”

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