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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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  • Sports

    The constant clacking of shuffling poker chips officially overtakes the Rio convention center for the next 50 days this afternoon. The 46th annual World Series ...

  • Music

    The Philharmonic is reaching out to untapped ears: “I want to break down all of these walls. I want them to feel they can go ...

  • As We See It

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    Where the music is sweet (and so are the Jell-O shots). It's time to get down with your bad self!

  • Music

    Also on the bill: Brandon Flowers, Shamir, Duran Duran, Hozier, Weezer, Major Lazer, Run the Jewels and more.

  • Reviews

    From shortrib-stuffed cannelloni to branzino livornese, everything sounds good on Julian Serrano's massive menu of Italian treasures.

  • Dining News

    Also, small plates make the menu at Andre's and move from Lago to Hyde.

  • Music

    Playing their most successful album in full, the headliners put forth one of the best sets I've seen this year.

  • Dining

    Espresso is front and center at the new Green Valley coffee house, with only one "sweetened" drink on the menu.

  • A&E

    "Their preservation and activation is vital to downtown's revitalization."

  • Dining News

    Plus: A Korean cooking class at Roy's and a St. Jude's fundraiser at Ra Sushi.

  • As We See It

    The Last Cowboy Standing competition is complemented with three days of country music and slices of Western life.

  • Dining

    The small but scrumptious food menu is complemented by a vast assortment of drinks like frappuccinos and fruit-ades.

  • Dining

    Hurry in for the limited-time Le Grande Burger. Come back for the scallops and spring pea pasta.

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    Leading up to Memorial Day and Veterans Day, Marianne Schwartz and George Barnett station themselves at local grocery stores to hand out poppies in honor ...

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    The artist has already conducted more than 1,000 self-weddings in Brooklyn, New Orleans and even at Burning Man.

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