Downtown Denizen - Darin Mecher

Darin Mecher
General Manager, The Market


What is something about you that most people don’t know? I am a published writer of poetry and short stories. I am also an unpublished novelist.


What is your proudest accomplishment? My marriage. My wife and I have been together for 28 years - raised 4 children - and are still in love and best friends.


What are some of the different jobs that you have had in your life? I’ve managed movie theaters, restaurants, groceries, and been in trucking.


Do you have a favorite quote or saying that inspires you? "Follow your bliss.” These are the words I live by. 


Who was your childhood celebrity crush? Sharon Tate. I thought she was and still think she is one of the most beautiful women that ever existed.  


Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Record City on Charleston.  

What was the last great book you read? Geek Love by Katherine Dunn.


The last concert you attended? Switchblade 3 - a great psycho-billy band. 


In one sentence, what does the future of Downtown Las Vegas look like to you? Vibrant, diverse and weird. It will be known as the "Great Reinvention of Las Vegas."


What is your favorite downtown venue? The Bunkhouse Saloon.