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Went to a launch the other day for a new book about the old motels in downtown Las Vegas: the author photographed them and their signs before they fell into disrepair during the last two decades. The book, Motel Vegas, is a nostalgic look back at the early days of Las Vegas, when people motored in to see Hoover Dam and the gambling joints, and stopped to get quickie divorces. But, as with all urban cores, Vegas’ took a back seat to the suburbs and malls, not to mention the advent of the Strip here. Now, in a nod towards renewal and revival, Fremont Street, where many of these were located, is undergoing a rebirth. These old beauties will be restored with original signage, paint, and pools, once again offering a drive-up experience for motorists visiting town and looking for something other than mega-resorts. People love a touch of the old, updated with amenities we currently can’t live without: give them that and they’ll become loyal customers all over again.  That’s how to make people continue to enjoy what you’re offering today

Tim Conway (1933 – 2019): American actor, comedian, writer, and director, and provided the voice of Barnacle Boy in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants