I'm not sure I like it. The new and old zipline blocks the Canopy and creates traffic backflow. Vegas Club's casino is getting worse and might close down it's hotel operations Plaza is....I dunno, what are they doing? It's not attracting people.:Þ Golden Gate, The D, and Golden Nugget are transforming into Strip Properties (Nothing wrong with that, but I stay Downtown because it's different than Strip Properties.) Now I hear the Gold Spike might close. Binions only has a casino open. Hotel is closed. Costumed characters getting out of hand. Before there were Showgirls and Elvis's to take pictures with. Typical Vegas stuff. Now there's this gross looking out-of-shape guy with angel wings and a diaper....sigh...among others. Homeless and beggars were confined to the corners and alleyways of the Fremont Canopy with security monitoring, making sure they don't bother any-one. Not anymore. Now the beggars and homeless are in the middle of the Canopy complete with signs telling their "sad" story. Oh, and cash, please, no food, thank you. Sigh. I love Downtown. For the lower, no-frills gambling limits. For the laid back atmosphere, the generally friendlier employees, and cheap eats. Also the cheaper yet spartan rooms, and close proximity of various casinos. I don't want to lose this. But I'm concerned that this defining identity that is Downtown might change. To some it's a welcome change. To many it's a sign to look elsewhere. I see myself still staying Downtown in the near future. But deep inside me it looks like I'll be visiting it and staying off-strip if things continue on it's current trend. I'll be a tourist hanging out at the local casinos. Orleans, here I come!!