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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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  • Joe Downtown

    Downtown Project made them an offer they couldn’t refuse. Sitting at his usual bar stool Thursday night in the bar at 917 Fremont St., co-owner ...

  • News

    Finding things to do in Las Vegas when you're not quite 21 can be daunting. You’re too old to gamble for stuffed animals at Circus ...

  • Dining

    Not since the Cosmopolitan has a Strip arrival brought a stable of high-profile restaurants like what SLS promises.

  • Music

    Little Dragon, Baauer, Kimbra among latest batch of LIB names.

  • Dining News

    Also, Sprouts is opening its fifth local market this month.

  • Music

    Plus the Violent Femmes and Train—on the same bill.

  • FeaturedLifestyle

    “I am not surprised you ended up there,” she says, and I know she’s not kidding. “You always were kind of a Vegas guy.”

  • A&E

    When Maren Wade gets to play the showgirl inside the cake, it's not quite the sweet experience she expects.

  • Music

    Although the two bands played for almost the same amount of time, NIN came off like the main attraction.

  • A&E

    Plans for a new museum? The restoration of his Vegas home? The famously flamboyant showman is back in the spotlight.

  • Reviews

    You’ll need multiple trips to adequately explore the fun food and drinks at Red Rock's new restaurant.

  • As We See It

    "I find most promoters and VIP hosts are professional and courteous—and I’m no bottle customer."

  • Dining

    The old-school snack is back, at least for a little while.

  • Music

    The crowd felt restrained, as if holding out for a moment to really let loose. For some, it never came.

  • Incidental Tourist

    Somehow, among giants like the Linq, High Roller and Cromwell, this little slice of strange still belongs.

  • As We See It

    Ever notice that drivers can’t access the parking lot from the welcome side? Yeah.

  • Music

    Also, a Phish pre-sale and an EDM bash at Brooklyn Bowl.

  • Music

    Ronald Corso and Downtown Project have partnered for the multi-faceted new music project.

  • Dining News

    The space where Little Buddha once thrived finally gets filled.