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Neon Eden

A last installment of Sun columnist J. Patrick Coolican's Neon Eden column.

Our Downtown columnist offers friendly advice for the area as he prepares to move on

November 28th, 2012

A last installment of Sun columnist J. Patrick Coolican's Neon Eden column.

  • Joe Downtown

    Will the wrecking ball arrive after all is said and done?

  • Joe Downtown

    Chicago's turnaround mayor is in Las Vegas this week for a Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

  • Joe Downtown

    Some poor soul bought a two-bedroom, two-bath unit at the Juhl tower Downtown in 2009 for $465,804. The same unit sold earlier this year for ...

  • Joe Downtown

    The retro homes were designed smarter than the track homes lining suburban streets.

  • Joe Downtown

    The possibilities seem endless for the seven acre space.

  • Joe Downtown

    Will wealthy yuppies and retail outlets like J. Crew soon dominate the area?

  • Joe Downtown

    There's no shortage of great projects going on Downtown. Check out our list.

  • Joe Downtown

    It was time to come out of a six-month retirement from Downtown carousing and check in on the scene.

  • Joe Downtown

    A prominent business person suggested to me that to solve the homeless problem Downtown, we should buy an empty subdivision in the suburbs and move ...

  • Joe Downtown

    Neonopolis, the behemoth mall-ish structure at Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont, has collected a number of inventive descriptions and nicknames. Its own developer, Rohit Joshi, ...

  • Joe Downtown

    There's a long-range plan for trails downtown, but where's the money going to come from?

  • Joe Downtown

    It's hard to imagine a great city without great parks.

  • Joe Downtown

    The Downtown Project’s plan to open dozens of small businesses in the next few years after picking from hundreds of at-times highly creative submissions can ...

  • Joe Downtown

    How bail bonds work, what the bondsmen do and more.

  • Joe Downtown

    We often hear that businesses wish government would merely get out of the way. Just as often, however, I see businesses lobbying government to kill ...

  • Joe Downtown

    For years, Fremont East was a fun place to drink, especially if you were so committed to drinking (you know who you are) that you ...

  • Joe Downtown

    Las Vegas could learn something from the City of Angels.

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  • Dining News

    Vegas DeLuxe has learned exclusively that KGB in at Harrah’s and his popular Simon Restaurant & Lounge in Palms Place will be shuttered shortly. Carson ...

  • BusinessDiningFeatured

    Big food, crazy cocktails and undeniable warmth: A day in the life of a Strip institution.

  • Dining

    At Billy's, pork is put on a pedestal courtesy of a “competition-style” rub that uses many flavors stacked together.

  • Breaking News

    Someone hacked into Burning Man's website and snapped up the first batch of tickets to the summer festival. Now organizers are trying to figure out ...

  • Chef Talk

    The Hell's Kitchen winner moved from Gordon Ramsay Steak to BurGR last year.

  • As We See It

    The fallacy of the failed “family-friendly” era is as absurd as it is infuriating.

  • Reviews

    The food at Wynn resorts will always be fancy, and we wouldn’t want it any other way.

  • Dining

    Desyree Alberganti is leaving the Downtown favorite she helped create.

  • As We See It

    Like an old museum with a bad curator, the Riviera has its historic charm and bad updates.

  • BusinessFeaturedFood

    If you’ve eaten Mexican food in Las Vegas, you’ve probably had Los Arcos tortillas or chips, which are the foundation for tacos and nachos in ...

  • As We See It

    We've all heard it: "Everybody leaves Las Vegas"

  • Nightlife

    Does the space boast a bigger dancefloor now? Find that—and all the deets—here.

  • Chef Talk

    The decorated chef is set to open his third Strip restaurant at Bellagio in April.

  • Breaking News

    In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, "I Am Not Spock" — an attempt to show the world he had many ...

  • Weekly Q&A

    The choreographer extraordinaire talks working on Steve Wynn's ShowStoppers, researching for Showgirls and teaching Tom Cruise to spank some air booty in Tropic Thunder.

  • Film

    The movie’s first half is playful and sly, ending with a small but satisfying twist.

  • As We See It

    “Kids today have so many cute questions. Why do the doggies have tails? Why does the moon follow us? What’s a rusty trombone?”

  • As We See It

    SMU's Arts Vibrancy Index aimed to determine the "hotbeds of America's arts and culture."

  • Hot Spots

    Also, GBDC gets even more vibrant for the Color Run afterparty.