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City of Las Vegas agrees to rent cultural museum to Neon Museum

Posted at 1:59 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 17:27:45-04

The Neon Museum in downtown Las Vegas is planning to expand and it needs more space.

The city of Las Vegas has agreed to lease the nearby shuttered Reed Whipple Cultural Center to the museum for just $1 a year.

The center will be used for neon craft demonstrations, classrooms, an indoor gallery, offices and storage.

The 32,000-square-foot addition doubles the size of the museum's presence on Las Vegas Boulevard. In addition, the museum will be constructing a 30-foot-high grid structure on its northern end. With ground space at a premium in and around the Boneyard, this grid will allow the museum to display more signs above the ground.

The center's back parking lot would be used for more neon signs.

The initial lease is for 3 years with the option to renew for 27 years.