If you notice some dramatic changes at Fremont Street Experience during your next visit, there’s a reason.
Fremont Street Experience has partnered with Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, the Las Vegas City Council and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to devote significant resources to cleaning up Fremont Street in a big way.
In recent months, guests may have noted a rise in bad busker behavior, vagrancy and other elements that can sometimes leave a negative impression of an otherwise vibrant, fun Las Vegas destination. (Buskers, by the way, are costumed characters or performers who offer to take photos with guests, often implying tips are required. They’re not.)
An increased presence by our friends at Metro has transformed the atmosphere on Fremont Street dramatically, virtually overnight. We’re happy to report Fremont Street Experience is returning to a place where guests can enjoy themselves without undue congestion, aggressive panhandling and over-the-top, often jerry-rigged amplification systems.
We want to thank our friends at the City Council and Metro for their commitment to ensuring Fremont Street Experience remains a place where visitors around the world gather to have the time of their lives.
To learn more about the recent developments at Fremont Street Experience, you can view video of the news conference announcing the effort.
There’s been lots of new coverage about the latest developments, so feel free to dive in.
- More Police, Warning Signs Part of Fremont Street Crackdown on Street Performers (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
- City Officials, Police Clean Up Fremont Street (Las Vegas Sun)
- Mayor Leads Effort to Clean Up the Image of Fremont Street Experience (KSNV TV)
- Las Vegas to Crack Down on Aggressive Panhandlers, Performers at Fremont (KVVU TV)
- Police, Mayor Crack Down on Fremont Street (KLAS TV)
We’d love to hear what you think about the recent changes at Fremont Street Experience in our comments section.