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Neon Museum In Vegas Heading Toward 2012 Opening

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials in Las Vegas say work is continuing toward a summer 2012 opening of a Neon Museum on a three-acre site that has become the final resting place for brightly lighted signs that once beckoned gamblers to casinos.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/sgZ1QV) that officials expect to complete construction in six months of a visitor center using the remodeled shell of the former La Concha motel and the museum will open 30 days later.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman says she expects the opening to help attract visitors to downtown Las Vegas.

A preservation organization founded in 1996 cares for the site.

Neon Museum board Chairman Bill Marion says the $6 million cost of the museum project is being funded by public and private sources.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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