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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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  • Kats Report

    When I explain to folks how long I have lived in Las Vegas, I tell them, “I have lived here as long as the Stratosphere.” ...

  • As We See It

    The proposed Mars World is reportedly in funding stages and could bring a new level of attraction to town.

  • Kats Report

    You try to cross this bridge with Seth MacFarlane, linking his affection for the crude/brilliant humor in “Family Guy” — where the highbrow canine Brian ...

  • Kats Report

    During Seth MacFarlane’s orchestral spectacle at Encore Theater in Wynn Las Vegas on Friday night, a gentleman seated near the stage in the middle of ...

  • Kats Report

    The Kats Report Bureau cut a swath through the Venetian/Palazzo and Wynn Las Vegas over the past two nights. The Palazzo porte-cochere was the unlikely ...

  • Kats Report

    When Lisa Marie Smith first saw “For The Record: Baz” at Light in Mandalay Bay last June, she gazed at the stage and said, “I ...

  • Kats Report

    I visited Jewel at Aria on Tuesday, which was just a hard-hat tour amid a skyscape of LED lights, but it does represent a club ...

  • Kats Report

    To ask Elisa Fiorillo that question late Thursday night would have been pointless. She had just walked offstage after singing “Purple Rain,” bravely and beautifully, ...

  • Kats Report

    Let’s take a look at the audience in the new T-Mobile Arena who turned out to see a man who has sold out Madison Square ...

  • Fine Art

    “Seven Magic Mountains” is a poignant work of art with a message that inspires contemplation, but with the allure of a mid-20th-century roadside attraction.

  • Kats Report

    This week, Monday By the Numbers reminds, “I love you just the way you are,” in honor of William Martin Joel. ...

  • Dining

    Its organizers have collaborated with independent restaurants and food trucks to open brick-and-mortar locations, like Fukuburger's Chinatown location.

  • As We See It

    It's time to say goodbye to Mermaids, La Bayou and Girls of Glitter Gulch.

  • Kats Report

    During opening night of their new production “Jukebox” at the Venetian’s Sands Showroom, the guys from Human Nature ask the audience to call out some ...

  • Kats Report

    There is a saying in my VegasVille universe that helps keep all this activity in perspective. It is, “What could possibly go wrong?” This phrase, ...

  • As We See It

    "For me, it’s another reminder to see musical heroes while I can. No matter how long it lasts, life’s too short—mine and theirs—for regrets over ...

  • Dining News

    Also, Du-par's is open at the Suncoast and new drinks and dishes are coming to Bratalian.

  • Industry Weekly

    The classic American cheeseburger, for just a few bucks, in the middle of all the action.

  • Music

    "After spending nearly 90 minutes with the talented outfit, I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t want to do just that."