As businesses begin to reopen, the city is implementing a number of programs to help with the transition. Check back often for new programs.
The city will allow downtown restaurants and retail establishments, which are operating under Phases 1 and 2 of the governor’s orders, to provide outdoor dining and sidewalk sales on a temporary basis in downtown Las Vegas.
Outdoor Dining and Sidewalk Sales within Commercial Center/ Commercially Zoned Property
The city will allow restaurants and retail establishments in a commercial center or commercially zoned property to use the sidewalk and parking lots to meet social distancing guidelines and will not need a permit. The program is a temporary measure that will continue through Phase 1 and Phase 2.
A new grant program will provide direct funds to small businesses impacted by the guidance and restrictions from the Governor’s orders for business operations and in accordance with the Southern Nevada Health District’s guidance.
This emergency grant will be funded by the city of Las Vegas through $4 million in funds received by the Coronavirus Relief Fund of the CARES Act. Grants will be a maximum of $4,000 and will need to go to fund expenses associated with personal protective equipment, facility retrofit for health and safety measures or other expenses reasonably needed to prepare the business for reopening or expanded reopening.
To be eligible a business must have an active business license, three to 25 full-time equivalent employees and be committed to upholding all of the recommendations and/or comply with any mandates for reopening from the state of Nevada and the Southern Nevada Health District. Attempts will be made, so that 50 percent of approved applications are located within distressed census tracks and otherwise underserved areas.
For requirements and the application, visit www.lasvegasnevada.gov/ReopeningGrant.
Dine Out Downtown
California Ave. between Main St. and Casino Center Blvd., and 6th St. between Fremont St. and Carson Ave. are now closed to vehicular traffic between the hours of 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. every day. These half-block closures will be done to facilitate “Dine Out Downtown,” where tables, chairs, pop-up shade covers and portable trees will be placed outside to accommodate takeout dining. This area will follow the state of Nevada social distancing recommendations for tables, chairs and other furniture. The program will run through Phases 1 and 2* of the state of Nevada orders.
Guests will be able to purchase takeout food and drink from downtown restaurants in the area and safely bring the food to one of the tables. City staff will be on hand to clean and disinfect the tables and chairs between uses.
The program will allow more people to enjoy the restaurants and eateries in the downtown, and practice social distancing at the same time.