I am unabashedly a vintage sign lover. I like neon, funky mid-century type, a little rust and any sign that moves, spins or flashes. In my mind there's few too many of these beauties left in Florida and I was saddened to learn that one of our best examples of mid-century signage is threatened. It actually may be gone already.
She also posted a link to this article written last year with the headline "Retro liquor store sign must come down." The owner wants to expand his business and that means the sign must go. I'm not alone in my distress over loosing the roadside icon, here are some of the comments posted at the end of the article:
"Save that sign! Too many of St Petes wonderful old signs are fading away. Soon nothing with any character will be left!"
"Please save this sign! This is one of the last great pieces of "sign art" left in the city. We owe it to ourselves to keep such history."
"Save the sign! There is practically no Googie left in St Pete anymore..."
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