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Neon Museum Plans Expansion

The Neon Museum is planning an expansion that would double it's size along Las Vegas Blvd.

The museum plans on leasing the closed Reed Whipple Cultural Center from the city of Las Vegas for $1 a year. The new center would be named Ne10 which is a combination of neon's chemical symbol and atomic number. The museum wants to use the cultural center for an indoor gallery, neon craft demonstrations, classrooms, offices and storage. The site has been vacant since 2016. The plan would be boosted by a proposed $2.2 million city grant to support operations.