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Facing financial hardship, SF hotel turns off the neon lights

Posted on AllSides June 16th, 2024
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A once-luminous gem of San Francisco plans to soon make the switch to a more modern technology — a sacrifice for the bottom line as the city’s hotel industry continues to recover from a difficult period in local tourism. After months of back-and-forth, the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission sided with the Palace Hotel in its quest to switch the lights on its rooftop sign from neon to LED lighting. At the June 5 meeting, the measure was debated between the hotel and a not-for-profit organization fighting to preserve the...

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