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Fremont Motel Will Be Demolished in Downtown Las Vegas but the Neon Sign Will Stay There

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, January 5, 2023 11:20 am

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (702 Times, NV Globe) – A previously well-known hotel in the heart of Las Vegas is currently being destroyed as part of the city’s continuous restoration efforts.

The Fremont Motel, which is close to Fremont Street and Maryland Pkwy, was demolished starting on December 29 and continuing through the following day.

A well-known Instagram account in downtown Las Vegas posted images of the building being torn down and said that the city and fire department had ordered its destruction since it had had several fires over the years.

As a part of the City of Las Vegas’ “Project Enchilada” restoration program, the motel’s neon sign was restored a long time after it had closed. In 2020, it was reconstructed, along with the signs for the adjoining Las Vegas Motel and Star View Motel.

Following the demise of former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh in November 2020, Downtown Project added letters on the trio of signage to say “DTLV Loves Tony” and “We Will Miss You Tony Hsieh.”

Up to its recent demise, the motel’s vibrant pink building remained a well-liked background for several picture sessions in downtown Las Vegas.

The City of Las Vegas updated their announcement to say that the freshly renovated sign will remain in place.

They continued by saying that the neighborhood’s and its residents’ safety was taken seriously and that the building had caused some community members to express worry, prompting the conversation of having it demolished.

If a building in their area concerns them, residents are advised to file a complaint by calling 702-229-6615 or sending an email to CodeEnforcement@lasvegasnevada.gov.

Credits: News3LV

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