INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Work crews were demolishing some of the old cabins at the historic Cal Neva Lodge at Lake Tahoe due to fire and safety concerns.
Andy Chapman, CEO and president of the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau, says the new owners who bought the property on the California-Nevada line in January eventually intend to re-open it as a hotel-casino.READ MORE: As COVID Delta Variant Infections Subside Experts Warn of Winter Surge
The cabin demolition is expected to conclude this year. Fire officials told the Reno Gazette Journal they’re trying to make the property as safe as possible.READ MORE: Concord Restaurant, Bar Patrons Divided Over Vaccine Mandate
During its heyday in the early 1960s, the hotel-casino owned by Frank Sinatra hosted fellow Rat Packers Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Peter Lawford, and stars like Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio.
Monroe spent her last weekend there before she died of a drug overdose in Los Angeles in August 1962.MORE NEWS: Newsom Signs Law to Replace Fr. Serra Statue With Memorial to Indigenous Californians
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