Historic Riviera sign brought down from shuttered Vegas hotel-casino

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 8:26 PM

The Riviera sign was removed Monday ahead of the building'south demolition this summer and will be kept at a museum for neon signs being developed in Reno.

Historic Riviera sign brought down from shuttered Vegas hotel-casino

A piece of Las Vegas history has been removed from the Strip as crews worked to get down the Riviera title from the former hotel and casino.

The Riviera sign was removed Monday ahead of the building'south demolition this summer and will be kept at a museum for neon signs being developed in Reno.

The Las Vegas Conference and Visitors Authority purchased the Riviera in February two thousand fifteen for $182.5 million plus $8.5 million in related transaction costs. It plans to replace the 26-acre site with an expanded Las Vegas Convention Center.

The 60-year-old casino-hotel where Liberace and Frank Sinatra once were headliners closed latest May. It'd struggled in recent years as development around it went dormant, deterring walk-in traffic.

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