People on the Move: March 4, 2024

Mon, Mar 4, 2024 (2 a.m.)

Amari Italian Kitchen & Wine Shop’s boutique retail and wine shop experience is now open at UnCommons.

In honor of Black History Month, the city of Las Vegas presented Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Executive Director Kelvin Watson with the African American Trailblazer Service Award in the category of Community Activism and Politics. Watson’s approach to serving the underserved through technology has led to such national recognition as the American Library Association’s 2023 Medal of Excellence Award and back-to-back wins as the 2022 and 2023 Library of the Future.

Gov. Joe Lombardo and the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development approved three companies that will receive $14,520,823 in tax abatements. In return, the companies are projected to create 148 jobs in the next two years at an average weighted hourly wage of $37.49. That figure is expected to grow to 219 jobs in five years. Two of the companies receiving abatements are in Clark County—Edgewood Renewables and Hard Eight Nutrition. The third is in Storey County.

SR Construction was recognized for various awards by Associated Builders and Contractors at the 32nd Excellence in Construction Awards. Among the awards it received were: Accredited Quality Contractor, Diamond Step Award for Safety, and first place in General Contractor Commercial, General Contractor Health Care, and General Contractor Industrial. In addition, SR Construction’s office manager, Kristina Mitchell, was named Volunteer of the Year

Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center has received certification from DNV as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, reflecting the highest level of competence for treating severe stroke events.

The Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board has issued the first license to operate for a cannabis consumption lounge in Nevada to Smoke and Mirrors, attached to Thrive Cannabis Marketplace. There are 19 lounges that have been approved by the board for a conditional license, including 14 retail-attached and five independent lounges.

SRG Residential has been awarded management of Vestra, a curated collection of apartment homes at UnCommons. It’s the first residential development at UnCommons and features three midrise towers comprised of 352 apartment homes. UnCommons’ third phase of the development will feature 455 residences upon completion.

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This story appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.

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