Wednesday, April 11, 2012

City Motor


the old style sign may be a classic, but the motel is a blight on the landscape (and a safety hazard)
city council is meeting today to decide on an appropriate fate

signs, signs

update: the crackhouse and den of thieves motel will be torn down with a new complex of housing and retail and possibly a new transit station built in its place.

14 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Hmmm. I can see why the prices are low. I bet there will be a few homeless people if this is torn down, though.

ewok1993 said...

It IS an eyesore, sad to say. Though the sign is pretty cute, I'd say.

Lesley said...

Wow. this is huge!
Neat sign, though.

Andy said...

I like the sign and the mural.

RedPat said...

I love those vintage motel signs. So space-age.

Luna Miranda said...

the building looks like a prison than a motel.:p

Signs

Jim said...

I like the sign more than the building.

Chrissy Brand said...

Quite. I say keep that sign and build something else in the space around it.

Chrissy from Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

Dianne said...

the sign is classic

mary said...

If the city council would take this down for sure many pickers or those vintage people would love to buy these sign. ^_^

Mary,MI

Halcyon said...

I like the old sign. Perhaps a new injection site will be opening here soon? ;)

Irene said...

Maybe something much nicer can be built there. It's a shame about the sign, though. Is there a museum for signs?

VioletSky said...

Hal: haha! good one.

Irene: I don't think there is a museum of signs. I know there is one in Vegas that I would love to see.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Hope you suggest to the city fathers that they find a good home for the sign. I think there's another neon sign museum in LA.

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