LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – The proposed city of Las Vegas under the 21 Fremont Street curfew would include the Fremont Street experience and part of downtown, including Ogden, Carson, Main Street and 8th. The proposed curfew, however, does not include the Arts District, another popular nightlife spot.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) confirmed that a shooting took place in the Arts District on Sunday morning. It happened near South Main Street and East Imperial Avenue, prompting a shutdown.
Jason Taylor, owner of Nevada Brew Works, said that despite the proximity, the Arts District doesn’t often see the same problems as Fremont Street.
“I’ve never seen any kind of fighting,” Taylor said. “We’ve never had any reports of an altercation or anyone pulling a weapon. Nothing like that on our property or on our premises, but I’ve heard stories very few and far between.”
The proposed curfew on Fremont Street means that no one under the age of 21 will be allowed on Fremont between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 a.m. 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 hanging out.”
On Monday, a Las Vegas City Council committee voted in favor of the proposed curfew to come back before the City Council at its next meeting. The vote was also for the city council to receive a report and presentation from the Fremont Street Experience and Metro Police with data to demonstrate why this proposed curfew is needed.
The proposed curfew does not include the arts district, and Taylor said that’s the right decision since his business is family-oriented.
“We have a different customer base than you would find on Fremont Street,” Taylor said. “I don’t think the arts district needs a curfew.”
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