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Water Street District in Henderson focus of revitalization project

Posted at 11:40 PM, Jun 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-18 10:23:02-04

HENDERSON (KTNV) — Water Street District business owners and investors launched a new website to help showcase the revamped historic area with hopes to attract more locals to their Henderson shops. features new bars and restaurants that are part of the growth in Water Street District, as well as the Lifeguard Arena, home to the Henderson Silver Knights.

Other small businesses like bakeries, barbershops, and coffee shops are inviting guests to take the plunge in an area that hasn't received as much attention over the recent years.

“So many people remember it from 20-30 years ago when there really wasn’t a whole lot happening here," said Henderson Mayor Debra March. "Now it’s such a vibrant place to live work and play.”

During World War II, Water Street District is where workers in the planes and munition manufacturing industry brought their families. The retail-restaurant area was full of life. Today, investors are hoping to make a splash in a revitalization campaign that reintroduces the historic area with a modern-day twist.

In a Water Street District Tasting Tour, media and influencers dove right into experience good food, drinks, products, and services offered by the eclectic collection of businesses lining Water St. in Henderson.

"We’ve been here about two and a half years and it’s been tremendous," said Juan Vazquez, owner of Juan's Flaming Fajitas and Cantina. The city, Water Street is experiencing tremendous growth, a lot of new developments."

Investors say that Water Street District now has a hip and comfortable vibe and is the perfect place for locals to dine and hang out.