Delivering with Dignity continues to grow in Southern Nevada and beyond. In Southern Nevada, during its first month of operation delivering with Dignity was delivering approximately 5,000 meals per week to residents struggling with poverty on a daily basis. Those who are most at risk, according to U.S. Center for Disease Control guidelines for contracting COVID-19, are those when they leave their homes, including the elderly, those with underlying medical conditions and their family members living in the same household. In the last month, Delivering with Dignity has grown to deliver more than 7,500 meals per week. All meals are delivered by volunteer Food Heroes. With the greater demand and warmer weather, the need for volunteers has doubled.
Food Heroes make deliveries Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and volunteers can sign up for one or as many days as they want. It could be a great option for those who have changed their summer plans and are staying in town or for local teachers who are heroes in the community during the school year. Food Heroes volunteering at least 3 days per week receive $30 in Shell gas cards; those who volunteer all 5 days a week receive either $50 in gas cards OR a $50 Amazon gift card. Facial coverings and gloves will be provided and must be worn, and social distancing is maintained throughout.
Individuals interested in volunteering can sign up online at uwsn.org/FoodHeroes. Given its great success in Southern and Northern Nevada, Delivering with Dignity officially launched today in Orange County, California.
This is a great success story about how a non-profit founded here in Las Vegas continues to grow – helping individuals in need and supporting independently owned restaurants first in Southern Nevada and now in California.
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For nearly fifty years, the Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas has been a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. This summer, the Plaza is partnering with another iconic Southern Nevada-based company Terrible Herbst to offer 1,000 lucky locals a unique staycation.
The first 1,000 local residents to book a two night stay at the Plaza on line with the code GAS20 will receive a free $50 gas gift card from Terrible’s, two free drinks at the Plaza’s Omaha Bar or rooftop pool, $50 in match play, a complimentary room upgrade and early check in/late check out. (Limit one gas card per person, staycation reservation must be before Aug. 27, and local ID required at check-in. Complete details at: https://www.plazahotelcasino.com/gas20).
“We know Las Vegas is a world-class destination for tourists, but locals like to get out and have fun too,” said Jonathan Jossel, CEO of the Plaza Hotel & Casino. “Terrible Herbst is a revered Las Vegas brand, and we are proud to partner with them on this summer staycation and free gas offer. Summer vacations are a longstanding American tradition. We can’t wait to welcome our locals who are looking to relax and enjoy a break – not far from home and just steps away from everything downtown Las Vegas has to offer.”
“Terrible’s was established in Southern Nevada back in 1959, and we pride ourselves on being a strong supporter of this amazing community,” said Bryan Breeden, vice president of marketing for Terrible Herbst, Inc. “When presented with the opportunity to partner with an iconic Las Vegas brand and landmark, the Plaza Hotel & Casino, we jumped at the opportunity! We are passionate about the communities we serve, so supporting this locally specific promotion and giving our residents a reason to get back to a sense of normalcy is something we are proud to be a part of. We hope our locals get out of the house and enjoy the amazing amenities that the Plaza has to offer!”
Las Vegas-based Terrible’s owns and operates a leading chain of gas station convenience stores throughout Nevada, California, Arizona, and Utah. Widely known for its mustachioed mascot and giant American flags, Terrible’s operates more than 160 gas stations, convenience stores and car washes throughout Southern Nevada, including the world’s largest Chevron in Jean, Nevada.
Homie, the number one listing broker in Utah is revolutionizing the real estate industry in Southern Nevada by offering virtual tech solutions and experienced local agents to provide homebuyers and sellers with unprecedented savings, simplicity, and service. Just as Uber and Lyft transformed transportation, Homie is disrupting the real estate industry by combining technology with full-time, experienced local agents for a fraction of the price. While traditional real estate companies charge percentage-based commissions, Homie breaks the mold by charging a flat fee of just $2,500* and still providing a full-service real estate experience – saving home buyers and sellers thousands of dollars in this challenging and tumultuous economy.
In addition to improving the real estate process for local homebuyers and sellers, Homie partnered with the United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) in April to create the Homie Fund to help Las Vegans most impacted by COVID-19 avoid home foreclosure and pay utility bills. Homie started the fund with a $10,000 cash donation. Homie also committed to provide $500 to the Fund for every home bought or sold with the company in Southern Nevada through September.
“Finding out my 5-year-old son Benji had cancer again while we were in the midst of a business shutdown and global pandemic was overwhelming,” said Azalea Sanchez, Benji’s mother and recipient of funding from the Homie Fund. “I am so grateful for the financial assistance the Homie fund provided to the United Way of Southern Nevada to support Ayden’s Army of Angels that has enabled us to stay in our home and give us a bit of hope during this horrible time.”
In addition to the UWSN partnership, for those in Las Vegas who were directly impacted by the economic crisis stemming from the government shutdown and need to now sell their homes, Homie will rebate the entire $2,500 listing fee back to the seller at closing.
“Many home buyers and sellers are strapped for cash due to the current economic downtown,” said Homie co-founder Mike Peregrina, who grew up in Las Vegas, attended University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) and has diverse experience in the local real estate market. “Thanks to our streamlined, less complicated real estate process with a single flat fee instead of percentage-based commission, buyers and sellers can save thousands of dollars – now when they need it most.”
“Homie’s tech capabilities and commitment to providing customers with unparalleled service and savings are critically important now,” added Peregrina. “Due to social distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus, there is an increased demand for virtual interactions, including virtual home tours and open houses, but people also want to have the expertise of a real estate agent to guide them through the process. Homie can meet both these needs.”
Corner Bar Management (CBM), the innovative company behind Commonwealth, The Laundry Room, Park on Fremont, and Joy of Hot Dog, has announced four new concepts coming to Fremont Street East Entertainment District. They include Lucky Day and DISCOPUSSY, set to open on Friday, July 3, in addition to We All Scream and Cheapshot opening later this year.
The four unconventional venues will join CBM’s existing restaurants and bars on East Fremont Street between Las Vegas Boulevard and Sixth Street, including Commonwealth, a 6,000-square-foot neighborhood bar with rooftop views and a hidden cocktail haven, The Laundry Room; Park on Fremont, a 5,000-square-foot bar and back garden patio filled with objects d’art; and Joy of Hot Dog, a neon-lit trailer serving unconventional hot dogs.
CBM was founded by Ryan Doherty, who brings compelling art, eye-catching design, edgy entertainment, progressive cocktails, and innovative cuisine together through each of his bars and restaurants. “This is a remarkable opportunity to develop new concepts that fit together as part of a comprehensive entertainment and nightlife strategy to shape an entire city block,” said Doherty of his new downtown Las Vegas concepts. “Each will view art, architecture, cocktails and entertainment through a distinctive lens to complement the other for what will be an incredible night of bar hopping – or even our own block party.”
Lucky Day, set to open at 516 E. Fremont St. on July 3, will occupy 3,000 square feet stuffed to the brim with iconography, color and an explosion of lights, Lucky Day will offer an impressive collection of mezcals and tequilas. A living, breathing art installation on the ceiling will present a canopy of 15,000 colorful, programmable LED lights of all shapes and sizes that twinkle above guests. Eccentric pieces of art and eye-catching artifacts will be found in a shrine adorning an entire wall, a cacophony of pesos, knick-knacks, discarded fortunes, stained glass windows and tattered memories. Classic and bespoke cocktails will be complemented by house-made tortilla chips, salsa fresca and four signature guacamoles.
Also opening its doors on July 3 is DISCOPUSSY, located at 512 E. Fremont St. An old school, covert 6,500-square-foot space, DISCOPUSSY will be minimal in everything but sound, catering to audiophiles craving mainline house and techno through an immersive sound system. A one-of-a-kind, custom-built lighting structure reminiscent of a disco octopus serves as the centerpiece over the bar, where eight tentacles made of more than 10,000 laser-cut components illuminate through 5,000 light diodes. Created by Studio Annwn in collaboration with Future TBD, the octopus offers a colorful, visual light experience for patrons while they imbibe and unwind.
A collision of candy-colored clubland set to open this fall, We All Scream will be a sensory overload of club, music, art, and ice cream in a 10,000-square-foot space at 517 E. Fremont St. A veritable warren of wonderment, We All Scream is comprised of three separate spaces: an indoor bar will channel a 1950s ice cream parlor with brass fittings, dark woods and drugstore ephemera; a back-alley patio will offer dancing under strings of lights; and upstairs, a rooftop bar and dance floor will be surrounded by spectacular 360-degree views of all the glitter and grit of Downtown Las Vegas. The rooftop will be downtown’s first true nightclub with a vibrant dance floor, dynamic lighting, and an immersive Void Acoustics sound system. Late at night the back-alley patio will come alive with an explosion of ever-evolving, large-scale art installations and music.
Cheapshot will be the smallest showroom and discotheque in Las Vegas with its opening this fall at 520 E. Fremont St. An intimate 3,000-square-foot palace of varieties littered with art and humor, Cheapshot will pay homage to camp and classic Las Vegas through a range of unconventional acts, from bawdy comedians to dancers performing lecherous choreography. Rich reds, gold accents, softly-lit classy booths and plush seating will surround the bar’s stage, replete with follow spot lighting and classic red velvet curtains.
Well, gang, have a great Fourth of July.