VIDEO VAULT | The stories behind the tavern signs at the Neon Museum

5th St Liquor Store Sign Today

From 3NBC News: LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Every exhibit maintained by the Neon Museum has a story behind it. Thirty-five years ago, News 3 stopped by a couple of popular taverns that are long gone, but with signs that keep the memories alive.

“This is one of those small bars that are often overlooked,” began reporter Marla Martin in January of 1984. “The 5th Street Liquor Store on Las Vegas Boulevard.”

What we now know as Las Vegas Boulevard in the downtown area had started as 5th Street, hence the name of the bar. The road was renamed in the late 1960s.

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Struggle with Developer Shapes Dome Preservation Efforts

From FALMOUTH – Plans to restore the former Dome Restaurant in Falmouth and convert it into an arts center have hit a recent snag.

The Dome at Woods Hole, the non-profit organization spearheading the project, is reporting that negotiations with the property’s current owners have stalled.

Issues include the amount of land that would be provided to the Dome, the amount of parking, and perhaps most importantly, the placement of a high density development near the iconic structure.

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The most innovative adaptive reuse projects of 2018

Photography: Amit Geron

From The Spaces: Monasteries, warehouses and factories given radical second lives this year.

Salvaging derelict industrial infrastructure to front our postindustrial landscape is notoriously costly. So props to the architects and developers who can get behind it in a sustainable way.

These nine adaptive reuse schemes blend sympathetic restoration with smart design in a package that will live on as more than the sum of its parts.

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Developer begins tearing down former Motor-Vu Drive-in

Cinema West Manager Ben Koldewey changes the marquee at the Motor-Vu Drive-in on June 19, 2014, in Twin Falls. DREW NASH, TIMES-NEWS FILE PHOTO

From TWIN FALLS — Long gone are the days when Twin Falls residents could pull into a lot, get their popcorn and watch a film under the open sky. But recreation will still play some part in the future of one of the town’s old drive-in theaters.

The fence surrounding the former Motor-Vu Drive-in was taken down this week to help prepare for development. The screen will probably be removed after Christmas, said Tyler Davis-Jeffers, managing director with developer Summit Creek Capital.

“We’re developing the back side of the property first,” Davis-Jeffers said.

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Historic Grand Theatre re-opens its doors

From Big Country: STAMFORD, Texas (KTAB) – A Big Country theatre rich with history has re-opened it’s doors. The Grand Theatre in Stamford originally opened in 1936. Now after a seven year hiatus it’s open for the next generation.

It holds a special place in the hearts of many in Stamford.

“Well interestingly my parents met here in 1955,” Grand Theatre Executive Director Suzanne Haterius-Fusaro said.

Haterius-Fusaro is a Stamford native and for her, The Grand was like a second home.

“Oh my goodness it was one of the things you could do in Stamford,” Haterius-Fusaro said.

Eventually Suzanne grew up and moved away, and The Grand, it closed in 2011.  Two years ago work began to re-open this historic place.

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