Friday, May 13, 2011

Central liquor sign changed

Many thanks to our friends at The Location who notified us about changes to the Central Liquor sign. 

We wrote previously about what would happen to this historical sign now that Central Liquors is no longer there, and Joe's Souvenir has taken over the space.

The Location reports that the "liquor" part of the sign is now missing.  Apparently this part was removed without permission from the Historic Preservation Review Board.

Penn Quarter Insider took a closer look, and the word "liquor" is missing.  However it looks like the panels that say "liquor" could just be dropped down on their hinges (as if to replace something inside).  So there may have been no actual alteration of the sign - though it is hard to tell.  We will try to get a closer look (and a photo).

Here is a photo from The Location.  You can see the brick coming through a hole, as if there is a panel missing:

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