ZZZ - GMG - VEGAS INC 2011-2014

September 16, 2013

VEGAS INC Magazine - Latest Las Vegas business news, features and commentaries about gaming, tourism, real estate and more

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S E P T E M B E R 1 6 , 2 0 1 3 / Y O U R b u s i n e s s - t o - b u s i n e s s w e e k ly SPECIAL FOCUS BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE This month, VEGAS INC highlights commercial and residential real estate. GIVING GAMBLER PAYS IT FORWARD with Gift cards and Grants By Ed Komenda staff writer SAM MORRIS EMPTY SPOTS: Pigeons fly in the Lone Mountain Plaza parking lot. Mall tenants say their profits fell drastically after a Vons moved out and a Sears Outlet moved in. FROM WAFFLES TO WASHING MACHINES Shifting anchor tenants can make or break small businesses By Richard N. Velotta senior staff writer W see GAMBLER, page 16 hen Vons moved out of the Lone Mountain Plaza shopping center at Decatur Boulevard and Lone Mountain Road in 2010, Michael Bui expected the worst for INSIDE TODAY TAX QUESTIONS | P. 6 his small hair styling and manicure shop, Persnipity. ΒΆ The supermarket had Governments struggle to balance tax burden with need for essential services provided him with a healthy flow of customers. Shoppers saw his storefront. His FAST-FOOD WARS | P. 7 salon regularly welcomed several new customers a week because of the grocery store, he said. see RETAIL, page 14 20130916_VI01_F.indd 1 Marcus Mitchell crouches next to a homeless man on a walkway above Las Vegas Boulevard. "How's it going?" Mitchell asks. It's a Tuesday afternoon, and Benjamin, a 21-year-old Las Vegas native with pink lips tattooed on his neck, looks down at his plastic cup and shrugs. After begging for money between Planet Hollywood and the Cosmopolitan all day, Benjamin has only $2 for dinner. His crumbled cardboard sign tells the latest chapter of his story: "Homeless and hopeless and hungry." He says he has been on the streets for a month, living under a highway since his mother died of breast cancer in July. Mitchell listens to his story, then tells him why he's there. "I'm here to pay it forward," Mitchell says. Benjamin doesn't understand. Fast-food workers fight for higher wages, hope to almost double their salaries THE LIST | P. 22 Office suppliers, by employees 9/12/13 2:21:11 PM

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