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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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    Suddenly, Vegas is right on the money, musically speaking.

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    The group is now offering a soundcheck/meet-and-greet experience before shows at the Venetian.

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    The Grammy winner just dropped new album Wildheart and will perform at Drai's before launching his tour.

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