It’s hard to believe, but Globe Salon will be celebrating five years (!!) in downtown Las Vegas this July, and we couldn’t be happier. The move from our previous location, while not an easy process, has brought nothing but good things to us. From the start, we always knew that Globe Salon was destined to be downtown (after all, we are the salon pairing uptown sophistication with downtown style!), and now that redevelopment of the area is really gaining ground, it’s nice to be able to say we were among the early arrivals.
We won’t go as far as to say we were “pioneers” however. That distinction belongs to all those who came before us, from the Enigma Garden Cafe and Vintage Madness in the 1990s, to the legendary Hair Zoo, a 1980s emporium of punk rock music, style and hair located down the block from where we are now. Today, those spots are nothing more than happy memories for those who remember.
But the Arts Factory — a cornerstone of the Arts District from the mid-1990s — is still there, and more relevant than ever. (We strongly recommend a stop at Marty Walsh’s Trifecta Gallery, as well as the Sunday Hangover Brunch on the patio at Bar & Bistro.) We’ve also taken a big liking to Chef Natalie Young’s energetic new-ish breakfast and lunch spot, Eat. This is the kind of breakfast joint that every other city is spoiled by — offering simple food done well — but it’s been a long time since we’ve had an independent like it in downtown, and we’re thrilled it’s here.
Also new are two places that had their roots in Summerlin. The first is the über-popular Rachel’s Kitchen, which has upgraded its healthy offerings in its DTLV location (at the base of the Ogden) to include beer and wine, as well as delivery via snazzy electric trike! Another suburban spot to slip into downtown is Radio City Pizza, a locally-owned, sports-friendly pizza bar and restaurant with a sweet little patio out back. RCP is on Fremont Street, sandwiched between video game bar Insert Coins and Park on Fremont, which is the next project from the team that brought us the impressive Commonwealth. Park is going to be a gastropub of the first order, and we hear it is having a soft-opening the weekend of March 22, 2013.
There is so much happening in downtown Las Vegas these days that it’s hard to keep up, but that’s a good problem to have. Several new spots are on the way, with more being announced every day. It is an exciting time to be in Las Vegas, and we thank you for taking this journey with us!