Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 2 a.m.
Everything about the Peppermill is pure Vegas—from the mirrored ceilings and rainbow sprinkles to its neon signage. But the restaurant is replacing its famous neon street-side marquee sign with an LED screen.
“This decision was deliberated for more than two years, and our hope is that this new sign will better inform first-time visitors of the food, drink and happy hour deals they’ll find inside our restaurant and lounge,” read a statement the Peppermill published on Facebook in response to “a lot of questions.”
The former marquee will live out its days in the nurturing arms of the Neon Museum. Meanwhile, vintage Vegas fans can rest easy: “There are currently no plans to remodel any other exterior signage or make changes to our interior design. We have been a part of this city’s landscape since 1972, and preserving that history was as important to us as it likely is to you.”
This story originally appeared in the Las Vegas Weekly.