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

    The future of one of the Strip’s most successful and celebrated productions has spun into uncertainty.

  • Kats Report

    A project inspired by the great numbers of some of Broadway's legendary musicals, "Steve Wynn's Showstoppers" has abruptly set a closing date of Sept. 30.

  • Kats Report

    The Las Vegas rock musical that has outlasted a series of ownership and venue changes is set to pull the plugs and pack the amps ...

  • Kats Report

    Stop me, or not, if you have heard this one: A terrifically talented show boasting an innovative concept and fueled by generous investment has opened ...

  • NewsAllSports

    Brock Lesnar's UFC comeback could stall after one fight after the former heavyweight champion was flagged for a potential anti-doping violation ...

  • Kats Report

    Giles Martin was seated on a director’s chair onstage at the Love Theater at the Mirage when he was unexpectedly upstaged by an underdressed interloper.

  • Kats Report

    This week, Monday By the Numbers hits on Jennifer Lopez (wait, that came out wrong) and her added added dates at Planet Hollywood, David Copperfield ...

  • Opinion

    Welcome to your new home, Oakland Raiders. OK, that’s more than a bit premature, but Las Vegas appears to have come up with …

  • Kats Report

    Early this week, Clint Holmes made the off-handed remark, “Everyone’s shows are closing while mine is opening.”

  • Dining

    It’s time to recognize the legends who helped shape the cocktail capital of the world.

  • Arts & EntertainmentFeatured

    If anyone ever comes at me with a closet rod, and I also have a closet rod, I am like 60 percent sure I can ...

  • Kats Report

    The night was a celebration of Boston’s 40th anniversary and DeYoung’s remarkable verve even as he is now DeOld — 69, as he happily told ...

  • Kats Report

    Cirque’s stage shows opened 20 years ago with “Mystere” at Treasure Island, and with the most recent activity on the Strip completed, there is a ...

  • Music

    Ahead of her show at the Cosmopolitan July 20, actress-turned-singer Hailee Steinfeld shared her thoughts on working with Zedd, making new movies and learning to ...

  • Music

    The Las Vegas local has worked with Papa Roach, Falling in Reverse, In This Moment and more.

  • Kats Report

    Deepak Chopra is playing the big room at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 28.

  • Intersection

    The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority recently invited artist Rich McCor to play in the city.

  • Industry Weekly

    “You can call us up and within about an hour we can have you airborne.”

  • Industry Weekly

    It's nothing less than an icon of late-night Vegas eats.

  • FeaturedCaesars PalaceLas Vegas Strip

    It’s hard to comprehend now what Caesars palace meant to Las Vegas when it first opened in 1966. It had just 680 rooms (today: 4,610) ...