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October 14th, 2014 at 6:25:48 PM permalink
Please have a look at my new article on Downtown Summerlin. I have lived in this part of Vegas for 13 years now and have been hearing the entire time about how this area was zoned for a big mall. They started construction in 2009, I think, but it got mothballed when the Vegas real estate market collapsed. However, they finally resumed construction and it opened last week. Still a lot of construction workers milling about and stores and restaurants that aren't ready to open their doors.

This part of town is my stomping ground. Although you're unlikely to see me shopping, if you do, please say "hello."
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October 14th, 2014 at 6:43:24 PM permalink
They don't have bike racks in logical places, like actually outside the restaurants. They are only in the parking deck and the movie theater from what I have seen and heard. That is a major oversight they need to address, especially considering the regional bike path right across 215 from it. People were locking bikes up to anything grounded in the restaurant row like handicap parking signs and outside tables.

The sidewalk and crosswalk connectivity along the Sahara side's parking lots is very poor. One side of the road has no crosswalk across the entrance from Sahara. The sidewalk on the other side does not extend from one side to the other. You either have to walk through a pile of rocks or through cactus to get from one side to the other.
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October 14th, 2014 at 7:12:44 PM permalink
Quote: Pokeraddict

They don't have bike racks in logical places, like actually outside the restaurants...



At least I'm not the only one annoyed by the lack of bike racks in Vegas. I must admit I drove to DT Summerlin, as I had Mrs. Wizard with me. When I can't find a bike rack I'll usually use the first convenient tree I find.

I agree it would be nice if there was easy access from the Beltway bike trail.
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October 14th, 2014 at 9:15:03 PM permalink
I know a lot of folks that love 5 Guys burgers. I prefer Smashburger.

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October 14th, 2014 at 9:47:55 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

At least I'm not the only one annoyed by the lack of bike racks in Vegas. I must admit I drove to DT Summerlin, as I had Mrs. Wizard with me.



This doesn't surprise me with the beginning of the report. It does look like a nice place though! Not tons of other people there though...

Quote: Ayecarumba

I know a lot of folks that love 5 Guys burgers. I prefer Smashburger.



I assume the ones that prefer 5 Guys over Smashburger either:

1) Never tried Smashburger. And in Vegas you can get this beer at Smashburger for $3.50 (at the Premium Outlets -South location). A steal if you like Double/Imperial IPAs (bar retail is close to double this)!



2) Love 5 Guys cajun fries. These really can't be beat.
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October 14th, 2014 at 11:10:35 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

At least I'm not the only one annoyed by the lack of bike racks in Vegas.



Who would want to steal a unicycle? ;-)
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October 15th, 2014 at 3:44:00 AM permalink
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Who would want to steal a unicycle? ;-)

Same guys that steal Miatas and are willing to steal a nice adopt a highway road sign.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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October 15th, 2014 at 10:53:18 AM permalink
Check out the kid with the black shirt in the background at the opening of Downtown Summerlin. Wish I could dance like that. I'd settle for 5% as well.

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October 15th, 2014 at 11:24:35 AM permalink
Great article....that you are going to write next Tuesday. Check the date listed.

And if you never tried Joseph James "Baby J's German Chocolate Cake Stout" you are missing perhaps the best beer brewed in Nevada.
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October 15th, 2014 at 11:46:50 AM permalink
Small nitpick: an arroyo is more properly a ditch or a gully through which a stream or creek would flow. I don't think that makes a "dining arroyo" any more reasonable.

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