Attraction to add store, relocate staff as part of expansion
By BUCK WARGO | SPECIAL TO THE LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL
The Neon Museum on Friday unveiled the first stage of its expansion plans that includes a partnership with Las Vegas-based Marshall Retail Group to build a retail store.
The museum announced that construction will begin Nov. 1 on converting existing administration office space into retail. MRG, which has 16 gift shops in Las Vegas, including at McCarran International Airport, will invest more than $300,000 in the project, said Rob McCoy, president and chief executive
officer of the Neon Museum. It’s expected to open by the end of the year.
The museum staff will relocate to office space at the old Las Vegas City Hall annex, across from Zappos’ headquarters, McCoy said. The museum has outgrown its existing retail and administrative space inside the former La Concha Motel lobby that serves as the museum visitor’s center, 770 Las Vegas Blvd.
As part of its community partnership initiative, Zappos is funding the cost of the lease, which also includes exhibition space that will…