For Immediate Release
September 21, 2012
Contact: Melissa Warren or Eryn Sebelius
MOLASKY CORPORATE CENTER LAUNCHES LAS VEGAS’
FIRST PRIVATE BIKE-SHARE PROGRAM
(LAS VEGAS, NV) — Getting around downtown Las Vegas just got healthier and more fun for the more than 1,000 tenants of the Molasky Corporate Center at 100 N. City Parkway and the adjacent IRS building at 110 N. City Parkway. Ten Electra Bicycle Company Townie® bicycles are now available for use by tenants via a bike share program that launched today with the help of downtown leaders, including Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman; Bill Arent, director, city of Las Vegas, Economic and Urban Development Department; Tina Quigley, general manager, Regional Transportation Commission; Irwin Molasky, chairman, The Molasky Group of Companies and Rich Worthington, president and CEO of The Molasky Companies. Elayne Fowler, marketing director for Electra Bicycle Company, was also on hand.
According to Worthington, this is the first private industry bike share program in Las Vegas. “We are thrilled to make this opportunity available to all those who work at the Molasky Corporate Center and the IRS building,” said Worthington. “Tenants can easily check out bikes from our building property services desk and are provided with helmets and bike locks. We encourage our tenants to use the bikes, at no charge, of course, whenever they have a nearby meeting downtown, visit a downtown coffee shop or restaurant or simply want to take a break from work for a few minutes. It’s a green, healthy and fun way to get around downtown.”
The first LEED™ certified Gold Class-A office building in downtown Las Vegas, the Molasky Corporate Center is the busy office home to two major law firms, Southern Nevada Water Authority, United States Secret Service and other small companies.
“As one of the community’s green leaders and a long time champion of downtown revitalization, the Molasky Corporate Center’s roll-out of the city’s first private bike share program is natural for us,” Worthington said. “We strive to provide our tenants with amenities that improve quality of work life and free access to such hip bikes as the Electra Townie is on target with our philosophy. We look forward to the success of the program and hope to see our tenants out and about downtown on two wheels. We also encourage other downtown businesses to follow suit with other bike share programs and encouragement of alternative forms of transportation for those working downtown.”
“During 2012 – The Year of Downtown – the opening of major landmark facilities and dozens of new restaurants and small businesses has brought increased vitality to the area,” said Mayor Goodman. “It’s the perfect time to launch a bike share program to allow those who work downtown the opportunity visit and explore all that’s new in the neighborhood. Plus, it enhances the growing sense of community amongst those who live and work downtown.”
According to Worthington, The Molasky Group of Companies is soon rolling out similar programs in other cities where the company has designed, developed and manages Field Offices for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). These LEED™ certified Gold facilities are in Portland, Oregon, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
According to Fowler, who oversees marketing for California-based Electra Bicycle Company, bike share programs are growing in popularity across the country and Electra is thrilled to partner with Molasky on Las Vegas’ first private program and at its other facilities nationwide. “We celebrate individuals around the globe who are taking action to make the world a better place through environmental conservation, social aid, education and artistic expression. Bike share programs are consistent with that thinking, and we applaud The Molasky Group of Companies for its proactivity in providing fun, healthy alternative forms of transportation for the thousands of people who work at its facilities.”
“The Molasky Companies is fully committed to green building and promoting sustainability in the communities where we build,” said Worthington. “We are enthused about the concept of bike share programs that promote community connectivity and personal health. We are particularly excited to partner with Electra Bike Company, a respected innovator within the growing bicycle manufacturing industry.”
About Molasky Corporate Center
Molasky Corporate Center is Las Vegas’ largest Class- A LEED-certified Gold office tower. The 17-story building is located in downtown Las Vegas and is headquarters to the Southern Nevada Water Authority; prominent law firms, including Brownstein Hyatt Farber Shreck LLP, Ballard Spahr, and Duane Morris LLP; the United States Secret Service; Foley Faiss Warren Public Relations; and The Molasky Group of Companies. The highly amenitized building includes Jason’s Deli, 24-Hour Fitness, Bank of Nevada, Legal Copy Cats and coming soon, Cafelatte. www.molaskycenter.com
About The Molasky Group of Companies
The Molasky Group of Companies has developed real estate in Las Vegas and across the country for more than 6O years. In Las Vegas, the company built many landmarks in our community including Sunrise Hospital, The Boulevard Mall and Molasky Corporate Center. The company has a national reputation to design, build and manage large-scale properties for government agencies and recently completed the National Personnel Records Center for the National Archives and Records Administration as well as FBI Field Offices in Portland, Minneapolis and Cincinnati. A fourth FBI Field Office is under construction in San Diego. www.molaskyco.com
About The Electra Bicycle Company
Electra Bicycle Company is the leader in lifestyle, leisure and recreational cycling sales in the Independent Bicycle Dealer Network. Electra Townie® bicycles have patented Flat Foot Technology® for improved comfort and control. For more information, visit www.electrabike.com, or follow Electra on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ElectraBicycleCompany and Twitter www.twitter.com/Electra_Bicycle