The 1000 block of South Main Street, just north of Charleston Boulevard, is not a great place for a leisurely stroll or even to linger for long. A fenced-off, empty concrete plaza faces a row of four vacant buildings.
Wiegand said he was fronting most of the money for the project and hopes to recoup the expenses for the nonprofit event through fundraising on indiegogo.com. The goal is $6,500, 75 percent of which will go to permits and other city fees. As of Tuesday afternoon, more than $4,800 had been raised.
After the event, the group plans to set up a website to collect ideas for what people would like to see in their neighborhoods and to look for a different Las Vegas block to set up something more permanent.
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