10 January 2008

A Clair Sign

The old St. Clair Restaurant—which recently closed after 87 years of occupying a corner at Atlantic Avenue and Smith Street, and will reopen soon under the guideance of the owners of the Carroll Gardens Classic Diner—is currently revealing a bit of history.

A watchful reader tipped Lost City off to the disclosure of an old sign hidden beneath the St. Clair's most recent wraparound banner. Only part of it is on view, but its clearly the word "restaurant," and probably is an older St. Clair sign that covered covered up some decades ago. It will doubtless be covered up or taken down altogether, since the new diner is supposed to be "trendy."

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