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02/27/2018
Kadir Lopez Nieves
Havana, Cuba

Kadir Lopez Nieves, with a little help from his friends, is restoring the neon signs of Havana.  Lopez Nieves is co-founder of Habana Light Neon + Signs and dedicated to restoring Havana's neon legacy.  According to Lopez Nieves, "Neon is the restoration of hope."  New York-based Let There Be Neon is partnering the company to assist in the restoration of Cuba’s vintage neon signs. 

Update 2/27/2018: A recent interview with Lopez Nieves provides insight into neon's history in Havana and Lopez Nieves' reasons for wanting to resotre the city's iconic signs.  He has restored around fifty signs to date. 

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