Took my usual right off Las Vegas Blvd a couple days ago and noticed the doors to Atomic Liquors were open and a couple "worker" vans there. I thought maybe someone was just doing some gutting, but turns out the joint has new owners looking to open about the end of the year. Though it was a Monday about 2 p.m. a further drive east on Fremont showed the streets were clean and far, far less riff-raff out that I'd recalled. now it was 101 too, so maybe I need to re-do the drive 'bout 11 p.m. on a Friday. I'm glad to see someone taking a chance on The Atomic... the Western is boarded to the hilt and looks like a war-zone, but such is a shuttered business of any size.