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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

    Firefly has been working to overcome the fallout from last year's salmonella outbreak at its original location.

  • Dining News

    Also, Tom's Urban is joining Shake Shack on the Strip, and the Foodie Fest is going big this month.

  • Nightlife

    Residency lineup for upcoming party spot favors artists on the rise over expensive DJ superstars.

  • Las Vegas

    Metro Police identified a woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton during a speech in Las Vegas as Alison Michelle Ernst and arrested ...

  • Joe Downtown

    Tom Haskins lived in the conventional world and attained middle-class wealth and status. He didn’t much like it.

  • Food

    The Downtown Project has taken over Wild, the gluten-free pizza restaurant on the first floor of The Ogden, and has employed a former chef to ...

  • A&E

    The west side water park turns the H2O on this weekend.

  • Joe Downtown

    downtown liquor store operators on Fremont Street are feeling the squeeze. They put up signs telling people not to open containers inside their stores, they ...

  • Music

    Long lines, Coachella consumerism and focusing on the music at the festival's Yuma Tent.

  • Las Vegas

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling armed backers of a Nevada rancher "domestic terrorists" for using guns in a grazing rights battle with the ...

  • Music

    The ladies represent, extreme PDA and why Future Islands' frontman sounded like Cookie Monster after a bottle of whiskey.

  • Robin LeachRobin Leach: Luxe Life BlogMGM Grand

    From UNLVino’s 40th anniversary to a hotly contested fight night at MGM Grand Garden Arena — a rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley — ’tis ...

  • Music

    There, I said it. And I’ve got no shame in my blame game.

  • Chef Talk

    "The only thing you can tell me to top this is I'm opening on the moon next week. It's really overwhelming."

  • Nightlife

    A series of "special classy events," courtesy of Snoop Dogg.

  • Dining

    The new Japanese grill and noodle house at Monte Carlo could be the next foodie favorite.

  • Music

    Lorde has the pipes to carry her performance, but the singer could use a full band.

  • As We See It

    And they'll feature much more than just lighters.