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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

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  • As We See It

    New York Reuben? Greektown Gyro? This year's finalists are pretty out there.

  • A&E

    For MGM Resorts, the new theater adds versatility and volume to its entertainment options.

  • Film

    CineVegas went on hiatus following its 2009 edition.

  • Nightlife

    Mike dances harder than anyone on the floor, taking his hands off the equipment only for a little shimmy or body roll as he flashes ...

  • Dining

    Avocado, arugula and walnut pesto all work in sync within one of these great sandwiches.

  • As We See It

    Introducing Weekly's new columnist, Stacy J. Willis.

  • Dining News

    The great chef will be replaced by Mark LoRusso, who slides over from Botero at Encore.

  • Nightlife

    Daiquiri insanity, crafts on tap and a rustic feel.

  • Weekly Q&A

    “You should care about what’s happening to your neighbor, even if your neighbor doesn’t look like you.”

  • Dining

    Macadamia nut-crusted scallops, homemade waffle fries, the obligatory macaroni salad and more.

  • Reviews

    Yojie does a traditional sukiyaki, a shallow pot of sweet broth into which you dip each piece of meat before plunging the bite into raw ...

  • Nightlife

    You work hard. Why not relax hard, too? Treat yo' self!

  • Music

    The Downtown venue's closure left more than 25 scheduled concerts without homes.

  • As We See It

    Vegas recently suffered the loss of some key alternative culture options.

  • As We See It

    Don't have a lawn? This state park does.

  • Dining

    If Chicago dogs are dragged through the garden, Venezuelan dogs have rummaged through the pantry.

  • Nightlife

    The last time the British DJ/producer played Las Vegas, “EDM” didn’t exist.