Alan Snel,

Alan Snel

Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Past articles by Alan: Proposal to Clark County: Open Strip To Bicyclists Quarterly For Community Bike Rides

By Alan Snel of The other day my pal Anthony told me he wanted to ride his bicycle with → Read More

Workspace-sharing business in downtown Las Vegas shutting down

Another Downtown Project-invested business is closing. → Read More

At $780 million, potential subsidy for Las Vegas stadium at front of the pack

Early figures show Las Vegas Sands's ask for tourism-based taxes for its joint project with UNLV would be among the biggest ever for an NFL-ready stadium.The size of Las Vegas Sands Corp.'s stadium subsidy ask bucks current trends in the funding of football stadium construction, sports economists say. → Read More

Clark County commissioners argue over money-losing Cashman Stadium

Poor sewage-stained Cashman Stadium in downtown Las Vegas. → Read More

Life is Beautiful draws huge crowds, but runs in red ink

Life Is Beautiful has piled up more than $10 million in financial losses during its first three years, but the chief executive of the annual downtown Las Vegas music festival has a different take on the red ink. → Read More

PBR takes 'toughest' route to attract fans

Professional Bull Riding may get an argument from other sports, but for now it is forging ahead with its "toughest sport on Earth" marketing strategy as it aims to increase its business profile in the Las Vegas market. → Read More

Plans for Atomic Kitchen OK'd despite protests

The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday approved a special-use permit for Atomic Liquors owner Lance Johns to develop a restaurant next-door called Atomic Kitchen on East Fremont Street. → Read More

UNLV officials set sights on 38 acres of county land

After recently closing on the purchase of 42 acres at Tropicana Avenue and Koval Lane for more buildings and a possible football stadium, UNLV officials are working on an agreement with Clark County to use 38 acres of county land next to the just-acquired 42-acre parcel. → Read More

Some locals, leaders think Atomic Kitchen will be a noise problem

Who said gentrification was going to be easy? Downtown Project's Todd Kessler has applied for a special-use permit for an "Old Vegas" themed restaurant-tavern called Atomic Kitchen right next to its well-known sister dive bar, Atomic Liquors, on East Fremont Street. → Read More

Change in downtown traffic plans angers small-business owners

Josh Molina knows the Main Street road construction in front of his coffeehouse will have a brutal impact on parking, so he's already making plans to dip into his wallet to rent a parking lot near his small business. → Read More

Big road work project in downtown Las Vegas angers small-business owners

Josh Molina knows the Main Street road construction in front of his coffeehouse will have a brutal impact on parking, so he's already making plans to dip into his wallet to rent a parking lot near his small business. → Read More

Another 50 Zappos workers take 'holocracy' buyout

More Zappos workers are leaving as part of the online retailer's transition to a manager-free company. → Read More

Bike equipped with Intel box can track crash G-forces

Before you shove your way through the thick Consumer Electronics Show crowds to reach the latest gigantic TV screen and other whiz-bang gadgetry, there's Gary Klein and his BMX bicycle at Intel's sprawling exhibit area in the Las Vegas Convention Center. → Read More

Las Vegas Bowl pursues new sponsor as Royal Purple drops out

The Las Vegas Bowl is looking for a new title sponsor after motor oil producer Royal Purple decided to not renew its deal with the annual pre-Christmas college football game at Sam Boyd Stadium. → Read More

T-Mobile buys naming rights to new Las Vegas arena

Wireless operator T-Mobile has bought the naming rights to the $375 million arena being built by MGM Resorts International and Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) that is set to open on the Strip in April. → Read More

Downtown events' noise bothers some residents, churches

There are times when the music from outside events is so loud that the windows at Temple Baptist Church in downtown Las Vegas shake, the Rev. Steve Smith says. → Read More

Downtown's PublicUs plans expansion with beer garden, training space

In the past two years, a stretch of downtown Las Vegas from touristy Fremont Street Experience to gritty Maryland Parkway has seen high-profile openings such as Container Park, The Venue events center and Natalie Young's Chow restaurant. → Read More

Cadence master plan officials in 'preliminary talks' for 51s ballpark

The owners of the Las Vegas 51s are fast to tell anyone that their Triple A baseball team needs a new ballpark. → Read More

Wedding chapel opening at the Container Park in Las Vegas

Most of downtown Las Vegas' famed wedding chapels are clustered around the Regional Justice Center or along Las Vegas Boulevard. → Read More

10 cool things about the rehab of Thomas & Mack

The new $375 million arena on the Strip that's set to open in April might be hogging the headlines, but good, ol' Thomas & Mack Center has been quietly undergoing a $72.5 million upgrade. → Read More