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Neon Museum Gets OK To Expand To Unused Las Vegas Cultural Site

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Neon Museum is preparing to double in size by expanding across Las Vegas Boulevard into a shuttered cultural center dating to the early 1960s.

City officials have approved a plan dubbed "Neon 2020," along with a $2.2 million grant, to let the downtown showcase of vintage signs move into the Reed Whipple center.

The lease approved Wednesday by the City Council is $1 a year for up to 30 years.

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Reed Whipple closed in summer 2016.

Museum chief Rob McCoy tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal it'll be renamed "Ne10" after neon's chemical symbol and atomic number, and renovated with indoor display space.

The Neon Museum opened in 2012.

McCoy says the main Neon Boneyard and Neon Boneyard North Gallery are "full to the brim" with more than 200 signs.