Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 | 5:10 p.m.
A Las Vegas man who became the unofficial spokesman for downtown’s Heart Attack Grill by dint of the fact that he came to the restaurant daily will die shortly from a heart attack, the restaurant’s owner said late Friday. “The customers just loved him,” said owner Jon Basso. John Alleman, 52, is currently on life support in a local hospital. Basso said Alleman lived with his only family, his brother, Paul, near Fremont Street and Maryland Parkway. Alleman would stand outside the restaurant daily coaxing people to try it, Basso said. At night Alleman worked security at one of the ...
Joe Schoenmann doesn’t just cover downtown, he lives and works there. Schoenmann is Greenspun Media Group’s embedded downtown journalist, working from an office in the Emergency Arts building.
CORRECTION: This version corrects the spelling of John Alleman's name. | (February 11, 2013)