Another new tavern is on its way, slotting into the neighborhood between the edge of downtown and the north Strip. The Fun City Motel motor lodge was built in 1952, offering 92 rooms, and is best known for its pink exterior. Now, the owners want to add a 2,426-square-foot tavern onto the 1.89-acre site, which backs onto the M&M Soul Food Cafe and sits just across Las Vegas Boulevard from the Stratosphere.
Owners Chetak Development Corp. have joined forces with locals the Cornerstone Co. and former City Planning Commissioner Richard Truesdell to work on the project, which has just begun the city approval process.
With no current social media presence, the motel caters to drop-ins who can take advantage of amenities like "cable TV, local telephone calls, daily/weekly rates" and the acceptance of "major credit cards."
The pink decor has been a backdrop to an early promotional photo session for local rockers The Killers and was the setting for the final scene of the 1997 film Vegas Vacation, reuniting the Griswold family.
No timetable for the arrival of the new tavern has been revealed.