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Shopping Area Sign Small Business Confidence

Shopping Area Sign Small Business Confidence

There is a new confidence for small business. Areas all over the Las Vegas valley are seeing shops and restaurants opening.

The newly remodeled Village Square at Ft. Apache Road and Sahara Avenue is adding seven new businesses.

One of them is Pisces Reef, Fish Emporium which features fresh and salt water fish along with all the accessories for fish tanks.

"I saw incremental improvements in the economy. Little ma and pa shops opening up," owner Belinda Lavezzi said.

For her, one of the striking positives was people's willingness to spend.

"People like these type of things. As you have more disposable income, you look to find what makes you happy," Lavezzi said.

She is not the only small-business owner noticing it. Thirteen new businesses have popped up in the last 18 months at Village Square alone.

Even with all the growth, Lavezzi did not take any chances and did some research before she invested.

Zappos Signs On to Sponsor Bike Event

Zappos Signs On to Sponsor Bike Event

Already the primary sponsor of the marathon in Las Vegas, Zappos is jumping behind another major outdoor athletic event.

Zappos will be the platinum title sponsor of RTC Viva Bike Vegas 2013 Gran Fondo Pinarello Sponsored by Zappos.com, a cycling event that will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21.

The event, put on by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, is expected to attract between 2,500-3,500 cyclists. Proceeds from the ride will benefit four local charities: Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, After-School All-Stars Las Vegas, Communities in Schools of Nevada and Nevada Child Seekers.

Biz Bug Stops at Newly Refurbished Village Square

Biz Bug Stops at Newly Refurbished Village Square

A Volkswagen Beetle with a unique paint job and a unique mission stopped at the newly refurbished Village Square shopping center Thursday.

The Biz Bug, as it is called, is part of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber's effort to get to know the inner workings of businesses throughout the Las Vegas valley.

The Chamber on the Move campaign was unveiled at a Business Expo Wednesday. The plan is for chamber leaders to visit businesses to see how they work and what they chamber can do to help them thrive.

People will also see the Biz Bug at ribbon cutting events, new business openings and community events throughout the summer.

During Thursday's stop, chamber president and CEO Kristin McMillan met with business owners at the shopping center at Sahara Avenue and Ft. Apache Road to discuss how the economy is impacting them.

Las Vegas Restaurants Offer Special Mother's Day Menus

Las Vegas Restaurants Offer Special Mother's Day Menus

Great options abound throughout the city, including many brunch choices.

Want to take Mom out for Mother’s Day? You’ll be in good company; it’s the busiest day of the year for restaurants.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Proposal to Sell Custom Trikes in Summerlin Tabled

 

A plan to create a home for custom-built trikes in Summerlin is on hold for now.

The Las Vegas Planning Commission tabled a request Tuesday for a special-use permit to allow Custom Motor Creations to display and sell custom-built trikes at its property in the master-planned Summerlin community. 

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Two New Businesses Join Revitalized Village Square

Two New Businesses Join Revitalized Village Square

 

Two new businesses are opening at the Village Square shopping and business complex, which is currently under renovation.

NVpcfix will host a grand opening Friday. The store sells and repairs all kinds of computers. It also offers computer service for homes and offices. The grand opening starts at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. It is also offering special deals on new laptops, netbooks and tablets throughout the weekend.

A new restaurant is also opening at the retail space. Chinita Mexican Bar & Grill is planning a grand opening celebration from 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, January 30. The celebration will include traditional Mexican music and dance. The restaurant is the second location for owner and operator Chanthy and Tim Walsh. They also have the Sonrisa Grill in MonteLago Village at Lake Las Vegas.

Dogs Get Pampered at Shaggy Chic

Dogs Get Pampered at Shaggy Chic

A new business at Tivoli Village is for the dogs.

There are two lounges, blowout stations and six vanity mirrors, each lined with nail polish bottles across the bottom. You might be guessing the new tenant at Tivoli Village is a salon. Right and wrong.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal