Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 | 2:42 p.m.
Telemundo announced at today’s Las Vegas City Council meeting that it plans to move into Neonopolis in February.
Neonopolis owner’s representative Rohit Joshi has been negotiating with several prospective tenants, including the Spanish-language television network, for several months.
The council also approved a special use permit that would allow a Wet Ultra Lounge and Bar to open at Neonopolis.
Mayor Oscar Goodman said he was flabbergasted by the news of the new tenants.
“I’m so happy I could do a jig,” Goodman said. “This is unbelievable.”
After announcement that a third tenant, an Italian restaurant, would open at Neonopolis in mid-December, Goodman made good on his promise, rising from his chair and dancing.
The city council agreed to provide 50 parking places at the city owned garage under Neonopolis, 30 of which would be used by Telemundo.
Telemundo also announced plans for significant improvements at the facility, including signage and LED video screens.
Telemundo will employ about 20 employees at the facility, initially.