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Petition To Block Riviera Demolition Circulated

Not everybody is looking forward to the idea of the Riviera being imploded along the Las Vegas Strip.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports a petition has been started to prevent the Riv's demolition on the grounds of historical preservation.

It's unclear whether the petition would have any legal standing, since it is a private group – the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority – that owns the Riv, but demolition is set to be completed by the end of this year at the latest for upcoming conventions.

Casey Morell is the coordinating producer of Nevada Public Radio's flagship broadcast State of Nevada and one of the station's midday newscast announcers. (He's also been interviewed by Jimmy Fallon, whatever that's worth.)