July 22, 2014
Owners of the Liberty Belle Saloon and Restaurant have accepted a 1 (m) million dollar offer from Reno's tourism agency for the building on South Virginia Street.
The historic restaurant in the shadow of the Reno-Sparks
Convention Center will be razed for parking.
The Liberty Belle, known for its collection of antique slot
machines, closed March 17th.
Reno-Sparks Convention and Tourism Agency officials have been
trying to buy the property for years.
Brothers Marshall and Frank Fey opened the restaurant in 1958.
The Fey's grandfather, Charles Fey, invented the first
three-wheeled slot machine.
The Feys plan to auction the slot collection and other
restaurant items on July 8th.