There are few clearer signs that you’re in a shitty neighborhood than the presence of a check cashing business. So perhaps seeing the former Checks Cashed storefront at 515 Fremont St. being converted to a retail store and office space for the Downtown Project is the final shovel of dirt on what had been an undesirable area.

Michael Cornthwaite, owner of Downtown Cocktail Room and booster of all-things Downtown Las Vegas, reported on the Downtown Wall website that Coterie, a clothing store from Sarah Nisperos, will occupy the front of the former check cashing space. The back will be filled by the Downtown Project’s offices. Coterie is expected to open in the next few weeks.

As previously reported, Downtown Project is preparing to develop the Central Container Park at Seventh and Fremont, pending city council approval. We’re still anxiously awaiting word on what the organization has planned for the former 7-Eleven storefront next to Downtown Cocktail Room on Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street. Artwork is now on display in the windows so it’s not quite the eyesore it once was, but it will be nice to finally see the space occupied. If we were the betting type (which we are), we’d place our money on a restaurant.

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