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Expanded 4G Coverage for Local Verizon Customers

Expanded 4G Coverage for Local Verizon Customers

 

Verizon Wireless will roll out Thursday expanded coverage areas for its 4G network.

The expanded network coverage launches on July 21 and will be available to customers in North Las Vegas, Henderson and southwest Las Vegas. The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network initially launched Dec. 5, 2010 in metro Las Vegas inside the boundaries of the Interstate 215 loop.

In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. 

The company is building out its 4G LTE network, and is on course to deliver 4G LTE to its entire 3G wireless footprint by the end of 2013.  

When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, the devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast. 

Wine Bar to Hold Grand Opening

Wine Bar to Hold Grand Opening

Double Helix Wine and Whiskey Lounge will have its grand opening Thursday at Town Square.

The lounge is located between the Yardhouse Restaurant and nu sanctuary lounge. The 2,800 square foot space features 30 wines by the glass, 50 whiskeys and Double Helix signature "winetails". There is also a menu of small-plate dishes. The lounge is open from 3 p.m. daily with happy hour starting at 3:30 p.m. People who bring in their Rave Motion Pictures ticket stubs can get glasses of Double Helix Wine for $5. 

The lounge had a soft opening in June. 

Celebrity Favorite Coming to Town Square

Celebrity Favorite Coming to Town Square

A favorite frozen treat of the celebrity set is opening in Town Square.

Tasti D-Lite is a lower-calorie frozen dessert that has gathered a cult-like following especially with celebrities. The company is opening a new store across from the Yardhouse Restaurant. The shop opens Thursday with free Tasti D-Lite small cup from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The ribbon cutting is set for Friday at 6 p.m. The store will be giving out t-shirts, coupons and more during its opening weekend. You can enter to win the grand prize of a Year of  Free Tasti. 

A portion of the proceeds from the opening weekend will go to a local charity.

New Business Opens in Time for Summer Season

New Business Opens in Time for Summer Season

A new spa with a unique focus is now open just in time for pool and beach season.

The Birthday Suit waxing spa is now open at Rainbow Boulevard and Robindale Road. The spa focuses on waxing treatments for women and men. Facials and massage treatments are also available. Las Vegas locals Jason and Stacey Laricchia opened the spa. They say they wanted to create a comfortable atmosphere.

“We’ve created a relaxed environment that I’d love to visit as a client and one that also provides a great atmosphere for those working at the spa – when you’re going for a waxing service, you want the entire experience to be inviting,” said Stacey Laricchia.

Walk-ins are welcome for wax services but for other spa services an appointment is recommended 702-425-1343.

Company Breaks Ground for Green Website Hosting Center

Company Breaks Ground for Green Website Hosting Center

Ground was broken Thursday on a new website hosting center the company says will be the greenest building of its kind in the world.

pair Networks is building the center at Rainbow Boulevard and Post Road. It will house servers for hundreds of websites from bloggers to non-profit sites from around the world. It will also be a green building. pair Network says it is a 100 percent carbon neutral company. 

Data centers like the one being built in the southwest part of the valley account for two percent of the world's energy consumption because it takes so much energy to keep the computer servers cool and because the servers are constantly running. This new building promises to cut that energy use by innovative energy practices and building techniques. Some of the green techniques they're using include on site renewable energy generating, intelligent lighting controls plus recycled, re-used and local building materials.

High-End Car Dealership Opens Its Doors

High-End Car Dealership Opens Its Doors

The luxury car brand of all luxury car brands opened its doors Monday.

The new Aston Martin dealership sits along side several other car dealerships at Sahara Avenue between Decatur and Jones Boulevards. The dealership is a partnership between car giant Towbin Automotives and Aston Martin The Americas. The four-car showroom and service center is under construction and should be finished by the fall.

The Aston Martin brand has been around since 1914. The cars are built in Gaydon, England.  The name is, of course, associated with James Bond films because the famous British spy drove them in most of his movies.

Design a Grocery Bag to Win at Fresh & Easy

Ten people will win $100 gift cards and one grand winner will get groceries for a year from Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market through the company’s Design-A-Bag contest.

The contest runs now through May 15 for California, Nevada and Arizona residents 13 years and over. They must submit an original design for the next Fresh & Easy reusable bag and a panel of judges will choose 10 finalists – each of whom will receive $100 gift cards for their efforts.

From the top 10, the winner will be selected by a group of customers called “Friends of Fresh & Easy.” The winning design will be made into a reusable bag and sold in all Fresh & Easy stores. The winner will get the grand prize of a year’s supply of groceries.