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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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    What began as a rumor this month is now official: the Las Vegas tourism authority is moving forward with plans to purchase the Riviera so ...

  • BusinessDiningFeatured

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

  • PhotographyFeaturedLifestyle

    In the shadow of the Strip, the jumbled stretch of road tells another Vegas story.

  • BusinessFeatured

    David Siegel saw Elvis' comeback at the old Las Vegas Hilton. "Little did I know ... I’d be buying the hotel, but it does feel ...

  • Kats Report

    "You have to work to be noticed. ... Maybe I should change the name of my show to Cirque du So Gay.”

  • 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 ...

  • Dining News

    Also, a unique beer dinner takes over Mandalay Bay and Delano this month.

  • A&E

    Celebrate the Year of the Goat by checking out some of the Strip's impressive offerings.

  • As We See It

    The National Recreation Area is encouraging the public to weigh in on the fee increases through March 11. Find the details here.

  • Dining

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

  • Reviews

    A neighborhood restaurant operated by nightclub folk could be a disaster, but Lucky Foo's is the farthest thing from it.

  • Dining

    Desyree Alberganti is leaving the Downtown favorite she helped create.

  • Dining

    This new restaurant’s location could be an obstacle, but the food is good enough to overcome it.

  • Nightlife

    Weekly Burning Man meet-ups, a curated craft beer selection and video games projected on the wall—Phoenix isn't your typical gay bar.

  • Fine Art

    "This is about people at different stages in their lives reflecting on a sentimental shared experience."

  • Dining News

    The prestigious annual chef and restaurant awards include more Las Vegas semifinalists than in years' past.