Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Living and Working in Downtown Las Vegas

Always present yourself like you're not scared to die and convey an attitude of confidence and success at all times and no one will bother you... Be safe, be smart, carry cab money, condoms and a majestic reputation. by Charity Griego



Last week I was around Downtown Las Vegas and I saw tons of women who actually work and live there. So I asked one of them, +Charity Griego, how is to live and work in Downtown Las Vegas; how safe is for a woman getting around, working, living there, and here is what she is saying.

Downtown Las Vegas is classy, eclectic and real; from the vintage buildings, the Art District and the law makers and breakers of the city.  I have worked in various places downtown since 2005; from nightclubs to funeral homes and volunteered at City Hall. It has been an honor to contribute to the core of our city's night life, professional services and community outreach.

As far as going out Downtown Las Vegas, an independent woman should always watch her surroundings, but downtown is a close knit scene and over time everyone knows everyone.

A woman still should make her presence known and build trusted friendships to watch her drinks, watch her back and always have a safe ride home in lamest terms "become popular and you'll never be harmed".

No matter where you go, when you're out of range of "security" you are "unsafe". Stay in lit areas, around people you know and trust, get to know your neighbors, build community contacts and participate in events. 

Always present yourself like you're not scared to die and convey an attitude of confidence and success at all times and no one will bother you, even in the worst parts of town. The only difference between day and night is sunlight. Be safe, be smart, carry cab money, condoms and a majestic reputation.

I also live downtown in a vintage house, built in the forties, it is quaint, quiet and its antique design has a character that beats the cookie cutter HOA's of Summerlin or Henderson.....and the occasional bum, passing by helps me remember where I came from.

My landlord cleans my yard, accepts my deliveries and I have to call him to pick up his rent money. I care for his house as if it were mine and invest money on repairs and upgrades because he gave my daughter and I the opportunity with out hassle or credit checks. Downtown Las Vegas has a sense of community and restoration that other places don't, in making the most of what you have and welcomes all walks of life. 


by +Charity Griego
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Location: Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV, USA