The popularity that is growing of Vegas’ downtown Fremont Street area has required more police presence also. (Image: lasvegastours.onboardtours.com)
As Las Vegas continues to jump straight back through the economic depression, with the Strip posting its fifth annual revenue boost in a line, Sin City’s Fremont Street area downtown is experiencing a renaissance also. In fact, the current regeneration of Fremont Street and its environs is attracting countless visitors, Metro Police are being forced to rethink the direction they police the complete city of Las Vegas.
‘ We had been extremely focused on vegas Boulevard [the Strip] for a number of years because that’s where we were seeing the infusion of men and women,’ 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 attempting to come downtown on a more regular basis.’
It’s not simply that the individuals are coming there in droves; the very nature associated with the tourism has changed, too. Although the area surrounding ‘Glitter Gulch,’ as it had previously been understood back in Elvis’s day, was once a little rough across the edges, it is now learning to be a hub of art and culture. Bail bondsmen and pawnbrokers were at least somewhat changed with galleries and clothing that is vintage, because well pubs, clubs and restaurants.
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