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Henderson amends zoning for adult novelty stores

The Henderson City Council voted to allow more sexually oriented businesses to open within city limits.

Henderson City Council on Tuesday tried to balance a potential legal liability for the city against the public safety concerns of the community.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Henderson Moves More Business Services Online

Henderson Moves More Business Services Online

You can apply for a new business and pay your license fee online in Henderson, thanks for a new system.

Business license applicants can find the online form by clicking on the “Online Services” tab at cityofhenderson.com. Applicants will receive notification when their application is received and accepted.

They will then be directed how to pay for their fees. The online process may not be available for some business license categories that require the applicant to appear in person at City Hall.

Business owners can still also submit their application for a new license in person at city hall if they prefer.

Electric Cars Added to Henderson Fleet

Electric Cars Added to Henderson Fleet


City of Henderson officials hope to save close to $20,000 in fuel costs through the purchase of two new electric vehicles for their motor pool.

A Ford Focus and a Chevy Volt will be added to a fleet already operating 95 percent of non-emergency fleet operating on alternative fuels, according to city officials.

The cars recharge in about four hours using less than $2 in electricity from a 120-volt household outlet and have a mileage rating equivalent to more than 100 MPG. The cars are expected to save $9,700 each in fuel costs over the next five years.

Workforce reductions and the motor pool have allowed the city to reduce its fleet by 120 vehicles since 2009. The city’s motor pool was created in April 2010 to cut fleet costs and increase efficiency by rotating vehicles to employees throughout the workday.

Four Businesses Fail Alcohol Compliance Check

Four Businesses Fail Alcohol Compliance Check


Four Henderson businesses sold alcohol to minors last weekend in the police department’s latest sting operation.

Police officers conducted compliance checks at 78 convenience stores, grocery stores and liquor stores throughout the city of Henderson early Sunday. Of the 78 establishments, 74 did not sell alcohol to the underage person.

The businesses that failed were:

  • CVS, 1551 W. Sunset Road
  • Green Valley Grocery, 902 S. Boulder Highway
  • Lee’s Discount Liquor, 4427 E. Sunset Road
  • Whole Foods, 100 S. Green Valley Parkway

The clerks are subject to a citation for serving an underage person and face a maximum penalty of six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. The owners or managers of a business that fails a second or third time can also be issued a citation and could face the revocation of their business license. Businesses that fail an alcohol compliance check generally are rechecked at some time in the future.

Makeover Time for Galleria at Sunset Mall

Makeover Time for Galleria at Sunset Mall


Long overdue for a facelift, the Galleria at Sunset will soon receive a $7 million renovation beginning this month.

The makeover will be the mall’s first since it opened in 1996. Construction is slated for completion in the fall.

Boutique Talulah will join H&M as new tenants. H&M will be two levels, approximately 20,000 square feet and located in the heart of the shopping center. Bath & Body Works and Express stores will relocate to new locations and will open this fall.

The renovation will improve the food court, center court, guest services center and the restrooms. There will also be additional amenities added, a family restroom, equipped with private nursing rooms and a family waiting area.

Additional added benefits will include renovated common areas with new seating, package carry assistance, free Wi-Fi, stroller rental, and a new ride for kids.

Remodeled Upscale Movie Theater Opens Friday

Remodeled Upscale Movie Theater Opens Friday


A long-shuttered movie theater in Green Valley makes a triumphant return Friday as a luxury spot featuring reclining seats and alcohol service.

Galaxy Green Valley Luxury+ Theatre, located in the Green Valley Town Center shopping center at 4500 E. Sunset Rd., will feature  eight screens and luxury amenities including beer on tap and wine service, cushioned reclining seats with powered footrests and extra-wide rows. Reserved seating can be purchased online at galaxytheatres.com, via Galaxy Theatres iPhone and Android app or in-person at the box office. For show times, call 442-0244.

The theater originally closed in 2005 as the entire shopping complex faltered, leaving only Barley’s Casino in the west end of the large area.

Free Tax Prep Help Available This Weekend

Free Tax Prep Help Available This Weekend


Tax preparation for struggling and lower-income households is available for free this weekend.

Households with an income of less than $51,000 in 2012 can receive free tax preparation and may be eligible for an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) refund of up to $5,891.

In addition to more than 30 VITA sites across the Las Vegas Valley that will be open January 28 through April 15, United Way is organizing two large-scale tax preparation days:

Super Saturday, February 23
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
178 Westminster Way, Henderson

Super Saturday, March 16
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA
4141 Meadows Lane

In 2010 through 2012, the “Earn It Keep It Save It” collaborative prepared more than 11,500 tax returns and provided more than $15.3 million in tax refunds back into the community.