So long, Vickie: Iconic Fremont Street indication riding into the sunset

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Steve Marcus Vegas Vickie, a Fremont Street landmark since 1980

Another Las Vegas landmark will disappear June 12 when downtown casino owner Derek Stevens takes apart the iconic neon indication Vegas Vickie to make method for a brand-new Fremont Street resort.

The kicking neon cowgirl is presently perched above the closed strip club Ladies of Glitter Gulch.

It will be taken apart so Stevens, CEO of the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate, can develop the project that will replace the Las Vegas Club in addition to the Shine Gulch structure and the Mermaid’s casino. Stevens and his brother Greg purchased the residential or commercial properties in 2016.

According to a news release about the elimination, Vegas Vickie was originally named Sassy Sally when Glitter Gulch was a casino owned by Bob Stupak. The indication was produced in 1980 by Ad Art’s Jack Dubois and Charles Barnard. The indication acquired nationwide attention in 1994 when she “married” her nearby neon cowboy, Vegas Vic, who currently stands over the former Pioneer Club building.

“Vegas Vickie has brought pleasure to many people from worldwide, and we hope locals and tourists alike will come by to take an image with her one last time,” said Nevada Stupak, Bob Stupak’s son.

Stevens did not state what he was planning to do with the indication except to say, in the press release, that he is searching for “the very best house possible.”

He is not, nevertheless, considering donating the sign to the Neon Museum, located on Las Vegas Boulevard, a few blocks north of Fremont Street.

The museum homes numerous other examples of well-known Las Vegas neon indications and traveler structures donated by casino operators when they built brand-new resorts, consisting of the La Concha Motel lobby, a shell-shaped structure that when rested on the Las Vegas Strip.

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