Business is picking up in one part of Henderson.
The area at Sunset Road and Green Valley Parkway is on the upswing and locals have noticed. A Galaxy Movie Theater opened five years ago, and it’s been a revolving door of businesses ever since.
However, things are starting to change for the better with plenty of growth still on the horizon.
City of Henderson officials say it has seen a lot of business growth since the recession and the cinema is a good example and important anchor for the area.
The commercial corridor along Sunset Road is becoming a hot bed for businesses to plant their flags for success.
Barista Casey Savage will whip up lattes over at Mothership Coffee Roasters and says the coffee craze continues to climb.
“We get a lot of people that come down and say, ‘wow, we didn’t even know that you were here, we were just shopping at Trader’s Joe’s and saw the little coffee shop in here,” and I’m like, yeah, welcome,” Savage said.
City officials say in the three-mile radius surrounding the commercial corridor, population is up _____ percent from just a decade ago. Local businesses are benefitting greatly from the destination.
“People want an experience now more than just to go in and buy something and be gone,” Barbra Coffee of Henderson Economic Development & Tourism said. “They want to experience the product, they want to socialize.”
Bringing residents like Rose Kindred with her grandson to visit her favorite coffee shop and bakery is a treat on every trip.
“I like to give to smaller businesses, but the product is fantastic, and I won’t pay for things that aren’t good,” Kincaid said. “This area has grown, it’s like little small businesses, some of them have been here a long time, some are new, but the area is just great for family things for you to do.”
The encouraging momentum can keep the community choosing local establishments for continued business.
“The art community is blowing up, the coffee community is blowing up, and I feel like that all ties in together too, so I think it all is happening fast,” Savage adds.
The Nevada Department of Transportation says around 25,000 vehicles travel through the area each day.
“I think Henderson is a place for entrepreneurs, I think we’re a place that absolutely supports the works of these new concepts and we have the demographic profile to support it,” Coffee said.
City officials say the numbers are a great sign for businesses because the high traffic volumes provide more exposure to all surrounding businesses.