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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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  • Breaking News

    Downtown Las Vegas’ Fremont Street has come a long way in recent years. It still lags other big cities’ urban cores, but an ingredient that ...

  • Kats Report

    When we refer to the scene in VegasVille as a participation sport, the overnight opening-night party at Jewel is what we’re talking about. The club ...

  • Kats Report

    Taking the lead from his legendary father, Bill Boyd, the founder and executive chairman of Boyd Gaming, continues to enrich the community with his vision ...

  • Kats Report

    Bobby Baldwin has long been a master at turning a profit at 2 p.m. Now he’s focused on 2 a.m. ...

  • As We See It

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  • As We See It

    Once the acquisition is complete, what will Station Casinos do with the Palms? Naturally, we have a few ideas.

  • Kats Report

    The lineup of the 2016 Electric Daisy Carnival has been announced, and the field of artists rivals the great expanse of the host venue, Las ...

  • Kats Report

    Once more the lineup of shows was uniquely VegasVille. Early in the night, it was ventriloquist Paul Zerdin with his “Mouthing Off” show at Planet ...

  • Kats Report

    Lionel Richie’s initial run at Axis at Planet Hollywood sold well enough to spark speculation that he’ll extend beyond the announced dates this fall. ...

  • Kats Report

    Say this for Robert Irvine: When he hangs out at the Trop, he really hangs out at the Trop. The star chef who hosts Food ...

  • Kats Report

    The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is Beach Cafe at Tropicana Las Vegas on Monday night. The news out of this building tonight is ...

  • As We See It

    Nothing short of a spectacle was expected. The 40-minute left-turn wait on Durango Drive was understandable.

  • Kats Report

    Tony Bennett recalls what it was like for singers in the early days of Las Vegas. Which is to say, there was not a lot ...

  • Music

    Singer Klaus Meine doesn’t just hit the high notes, he knocks ’em over the fence into the bleacher seats.

  • Reviews

    Niu-Gu is far from formal, but the food achieves a level of Chinese-restaurant sophistication usually found only within Strip casinos.

  • Kats Report

    The man who sings “Fire Woman” can be a flame-thrower onstage. But in conversation, Ian Astbury feels more like a candle, warm and calm. “I’m ...

  • Industry Weekly

    Knowing how crucial Aria’s club component would be, Hakkasan Group set out to blow minds, just as they did in creating Omnia at Caesars Palace.

  • Featured

    Larry Ruvo's examined life, from busboy to great benefactor of Las Vegas.

  • Kats Report

    The Billboard Music Awards telecast is more than just an awards show. It’s a live-performance spectacle, fashion show, means to make a cultural/political statement and ...