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Derek Stonebarger, from left, Lance Johns and Kent Johns, pictured April 29, 2013, are the new owners of Atomic Liquors in downtown Las Vegas, a bar that celebrates the city's nuclear tourism at the start of the Cold War.
May 18, 2013 (2 a.m.)
On a nearly deserted downtown Las Vegas block, a small brick building fronted by a curvy neon sign heralds a bygone era here: That’s when the big bombs went boom and awestruck Las Vegas residents watched the mushroom clouds billow into the bright desert sky. At Joe and Stella Sobchik’s liquor store and bar on Fremont Street, downtown denizens walked up to the roof, cocktails in hand, for a better view of the sky show.