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The District’s Drive-Thru

DistrictWEBYes, we’re on record as being, well, queasy about Vestar Development’s decision last year to open the District’s pedestrian promenade to automobiles. But the New Urbanist project in Green Valley—which had offered a welcome respite from life on wheels since opening in 2004—has managed to stay foot-traffic friendly in its new, open-road incarnation. Wide, tree-lined sidewalks, weekly farmers markets (when a portion of the street is closed to traffic), alfresco painting classes and plenty of outdoor seating ensure that the street remains an oasis for shoppers and strollers alike. 2225 Village Walk Dr., Henderson, ShopTheDistrictGVR.com.

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