It has been long anticipated for years, fighting one financial hurdle after another, but finally the groundbreaking for the long awaited mob museum took place yesterday. Keeping true with the mob theme, the doors to the museum were actually busted in. Armed with a baseball bat, Las Vegas Mayor Goodman took a hefty swing and officially knocked in the doors to the museum.
The colorful and jubilant ex-mob lawyer promises the museum will provide a unique and entertaining experience when visitors step through the doors. The museum will allow visitors to travel back in time and take part of what it was like to live in the era of the mob and even be part of the law enforcement that brought the mob down.
Mob memorabilia for the exhibits has been pouring from all over the U.S., much like oozing cement for stylish “cement shoes.”
“This is a great day for the city of Las Vegas, celebrating the start of construction on our next great attraction, the Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, which will be commonly known as the mob museum,” Goodman said.
One anticipated attraction to the museum will be the actual wall that was part of the St. Valentines Day Massacre back in 1929.
Mayor Goodman says he has been getting plenty of calls from people all over the country who are interested in coming to museum once it’s open. Goodman says once open, they expect to earn $600,000 to $800,000 a year.
Construction on the building will start now and then will move to the actual museum. In all, they anticipate having the museum open and ready by 2011.