The popularity that is growing of Vegas’ downtown Fremont Street area has required more police presence aswell. (Image: lasvegastours.onboardtours.com)
As Las Vegas continues to jump back from the economic depression, with the Strip posting its fifth annual revenue increase in a row, Sin City’s Fremont Street area downtown is experiencing a renaissance also. In fact, the recent regeneration of Fremont Street and its environs is attracting countless visitors, Metro Police are being forced to rethink how they police the whole city of Las Vegas.
‘ We had been extremely concentrated on nevada Boulevard [the Strip] for many years because that’s where we had been seeing the infusion of men and women,’ Sheriff Doug Gillespie told Metro’s Fiscal Affairs Committee this week. ‘ nevertheless the dynamics have actually changed downtown. Now a whole lot more people are attempting to come downtown on a more regular foundation.’
It isn’t just that the people are coming there in droves; the very nature associated with tourism has changed, too. Although the area surrounding ‘Glitter Gulch,’ as it used to be known right back in Elvis’s day, was once a small rough across the sides, it’s now being a hub of art and culture. Bail bondsmen and pawnbrokers happen at least somewhat changed with galleries and clothing that is vintage, because well pubs, clubs and restaurants.
Which means that, simply speaking, folks are spend Continue reading “Fremont Street Draws More Tourists and More Cops”