Preservation of Tropicana artifacts begins with sign lighting

Preservation of Tropicana artifacts begins with sign lighting

Article brief provided by Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal
April 6, 2024 10:31 AM
  • Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Representatives of Bally’s Corp. and Las Vegas’ Neon Museum are still assessing how they will rescue a stained-glass atrium canopy that arched over the Tropicana’s main casino for years.

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But one other piece of Trop history — a blue neon sign over one of the entrances of the shuttered hotel-casino — was illuminated in a ceremonial flick of a switch Wednesday.

Neon Museum Executive Director Aaron Berger and Tropicana Vice President and General Manager Arik Knowles presided over a brief ceremony before several former Trop employees flipped a giant prop switch to brighten the patio in front of the museum store.

The sign was once mounted on the resort’s porte-cochere.