Viva Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas

By Jeff Havens, Staff Writer

n Mayor Scott and Developer Puri “not together.”

Rockford Mayor Doug Scott attended the U.S. Conference of Mayors this week in Las Vegas. The mayors met with the International Council of Shopping Centers, according to John Strandin, communications director for Rockford. Sources said developer Sunil Puri also attended the meeting.

It is not known why Puri went to Las Vegas, but Strandin said of Puri and Scott, “They’re not together.” As of the time of this writing, Puri did not return a message to his cell phone.

The Conference of Mayors’ Web site indicates more than “2,000 developers and retail representatives” attended the May 18-19 meeting. “Following the town meeting, mayors will meet one-on-one with developers and retailers interested in investing in America’s cities,” reads the Web site.

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