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Photo Gallery | Sahara Sign Comes Down, Makes Room for SLS Las Vegas

Camels no longer watch over the north end of the Las Vegas Strip.

Workers removed the sign for the old Sahara Hotel Tuesday morning.

The property is being transformed into the SLS Las Vegas. The $415 million renovation is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014. Sbe, which already owns properties in Beverly Hills, New York and South Beach, bought and closed the property two years ago.

The new resort will include several transplants of nightclubs and restaurants from Los Angeles. Fred Segal, a Santa Monica based clothing store, is set to open a boutique in the new hotel.

The Sahara sign has stood at the sight since the historic casino closed in 2011. The old sign will be moved to the Neon Museum. 

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