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Derek Stevens: Five of my favorite things

Derek Stevens, new owner of the Las Vegas 51s, said he wants to sell part of the Triple A baseball team to people with local business connections and to athletes and entertainers.

Casino owner Derek Stevens is putting his stamp on downtown Las Vegas.

Stevens is co-owner and CEO of the newly rebranded D Las Vegas (formerly Fitzgeralds) and has owned the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino since 2008. That property also underwent an overhaul.

We recently asked Stevens about five of his favorite things. Here's what he said:

    • What is your favorite local restaurant, outside of your casinos?

      Although they are all quite different, it's probably a tie between Le Thai, Mob Bar and Vic & Anthony's.

    • What is your favorite vacation spot?

      This may sound strange, but it's Las Vegas. If I take a day off, I'm a big believer in the Las Vegas "staycation."

    • What is your favorite day trip?

      Over the past few years, all my trips have been to watch my kids play sports. It has been a great opportunity to see parts of the country I would never normally visit.

    • How do you relax or let off steam?

      Watching my kids' baseball and softball games.

    • What is your favorite charity to support?

      Wherever we've had businesses, we have always been supporters of local Catholic churches.

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    1. Downtown can't compete with the Strip. Never has. Never will. Those who throw money at downtown are not making good investments.