A soul-sculpting story about jiu jitsu. The dos and don’ts of selling stuff at a pawnshop. An in-the-pit look at the bands of the Bunkhouse.
This month’s Downtown ZEN fulfills a promise made by the previous issue: We will be personal, we will be unique and we will not bore you. We also won’t stand still. While proud of the June issue, our first in several months, we want to continue to grow and evolve. We are a metaphor for downtown Vegas; we’ve been around for a while, we’ve had our ups and downs and we’re transforming in a way that will forever change how people perceive us.
Our latest addition is poetry, courtesy of cop/bard Harry Fagel, who paints a raw portrait of the Fremont Street Experience (and complements Amelia Pond’s poignant piece). Veteran journalist Debbie Hall takes us inside the new Atomic Style hair salon on Main Street. Contrasts make downtown compelling and alluring, and we hope they have a similar effect on Downtown ZEN.
Of course, like downtown Las Vegas, we’ll have our hits and misses. Not everything will develop as envisioned. But we will keep tearing down and building, we will keep filling in the vacant lots, in an effort to evolve and to surprise you.
Enjoy this issue and please come back next month. We’ll be here, though you may hardly recognize us.