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Housing remains concern for relocating Zappos employees

Reported by: Amber Dixon
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Updated: 9/10/2013 6:46 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV -- Downtown Las Vegas gets a new neighbor as Zappos officially opens at the former City Hall.

CEO Tony Hsieh says he got the idea to relocate when he was hanging out downtown three years ago with some friends at Fremont Street bars.

About 1,400 employees will fill the new headquarters, bringing lots of business to bars and restaurants. But with such an influx comes some growing problems, with the major one being housing.

Some employees say rent at nearby condos is too expensive. They also worry nearby homes are not in a safe area and are not energy efficient.

Hsieh says he is working on housing. He bought the Gold Spike Hotel next door to Zappos.

One employee says she rents a room at the hotel for about $500 a month. The rooms are unfurnished, but rent includes cable and utilities.


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