Palace Station removing iconic marquee on Monday

The 126-foot marquee in front of Palace Station is being dismantled over the next two weeks as part of the hotel-casino's $192 million renovation project.

A hydro crane will kick off the project on Monday by removing the 11-foot-tall by 37-foot-wide smokestack around 11 a.m.

Though Palace Station's train theme has been around since 1983, it hasn't always been that way. The hotel-casino was first opened in 1976, aptly named "The Casino." It eventually became "Bingo Palace" before the property finally settled on "Palace Station."

The renovation project aims to "modernize" the property with three new restaurants, new bars, renovated hotel rooms, a new resort pool, a new casino exterior, an updated gaming floor, and a 9-screen movieplex.

Palace Station's renovations began in fall 2016, and are expected to wrap up later this year.

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