Arts District Business Weighs Out of Proposed Curfew at 21st and Below Fremont Street

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – The city of Las Vegas’ proposed 21 Fremont Street schedule would include the Fremont Street experience and a portion of downtown, including Ogden, Carson, Main and 8th streets. However, the proposed curfew does not include the arts district, another popular nightlife spot.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) confirmed that the shooting happened in the arts district on Sunday morning. It took place near South Main Street and East Imperial Avenue, leading to a lockdown.

Jason Taylor, owner of Nevada Brew Works, said that despite its proximity, the arts district doesn’t often see the same problems as Fremont Street.

“I never saw any kind of fight,” Taylor said. “We have never reported any kind of fight or anyone pulling out a weapon. Nothing like that on our property or in our facility, but I’ve heard stories too few and far between.”

The proposed schedule on Fremont Street would mean that anyone under the age of 21 would not be allowed on Fremont between 9pm and 5am seven days a week.

Taylor said a curfew in the arts district would not be good for business.

“We wouldn’t want a 9 o’clock curfew down here,” Taylor said. “We still have families with heir children that are hanging out.”

On Monday, a Las Vegas City Council committee voted to bring the proposed curfew back before the City Council at its next meeting. It was also voted that the city council receive a report and presentation from the Fremont Street experience and from Metro Police with data to support why this proposed curfew is needed.

The proposed schedule doesn’t include the arts district, and Taylor said it’s the right move since his business is family-oriented.

“We have a different customer base than what you’ll get on Fremont Street,” Taylor said. “I don’t think the arts district needs a curfew.”

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