Thursday, May 26, 2016

SHOPPING, SPIRITS, AND BOWTIE LESSONS AT THE DOWNTOWN CONTAINER PARK...

Sitting behind the giant praying mantis from yesterday's post, you're gonna' find one of the most eclectic and fun shopping spots in "new" downtown Las Vegas - 39 unique, one-of-a-kind boutique shops and galleries, along with restaurants, bars, an interactive playground, and a stage area for evening entertainment...ALL HOUSED IN REPURPOSED SHIPPING CONTAINERS!
Tiny shops - just the perfect size, really - in this cleverly designed, triple-decker complex.  Shopping (with pretty great prices, actually) and eating around the perimeter, playtime fun in the center.
Retail hours are from 11:00 am to 9:00pm most days, with the restaurant and bar hours extending to 11:00 pm and 1:00 am, weekends - 21 and older after 9:00 pm. - for more info, click here:
The signage on the establishments housed here brought a smile on the days we visited - ranging from beautiful retro neon...
to bright and melodic...
and straightforward!
Made ya' use your noggin...
and some humorous double entendres!
Best laughs of the day, clever beef jerky shop owners!
They've got SCADS of creative fun with a little weirdness here (socks, candy from your past, AND "hipster" vibes, all in one spot) - have an hour or two?  GO!
We stopped for no llamas that day, but across the street is THIS...
BEST doggie day care center I think I've ever seen!
A play park for your canine children that puts the one for human children, inside the Container Park, to shame - both in size (a HUGE, beautiful, grass park) and it's furry occupants!  These pooches were having the absolute time of their lives, while their people worked.

Yup - the downtown area is the up and coming hotspot of Vegas...tomorrow (I can't believe I've stayed on top of this!) we're going walkabout among the street artworks there - stay tuned.

4 comments:

Quinn said...

Generally I'm not much of a shopper, but this looks like a place I could really enjoy shopping :)
And eating!

Laurie said...

What a great way to re-purpose those shipping containers. Looks like a fun place to spend an afternoon shopping.

Maywyn Studio said...

Wow! Those places look fantastic and a lot of fun.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Now that's my kind of shopping and dining. Vegas is known for over the top gambling establishments which is not my style, but this is an area I would definitely visit. Nice to see small businesses making a comeback.