05 December 2013

Arby's, Come Get Your Sign


Years after its short life inside the landmarked Gage & Tollner building on Fulton Avenue in downtown Brooklyn ended, Arby's has yet to take down its signage. The vertical sign advertising the roast beef chain covers an original sign reading Gage & Tollner.

Meanwhile, the tacky junk jewelry shop that took over the space after Arby's exited continues to inhabit the address, covered nearly ever bit of its beautiful, 19th-century landmarked interior with hot pink displays of the most appalling array of tinsel-y rubbish imaginable. All in violation of an contempt of City landmarking laws.

Restaurateur Danny Meyer brought a Shake Shack to Fulton. Can't he take over this hallowed space and save it from further ignominy?

3 comments:

dlwilson26 said...

To paraphrase Ronald Reagan(not one of my favorites):

Mr.Arby, take down this sign!

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Mitch said...

OTOH, there are some great abandoned signs around the city. Liquor stores and diners from long ago. I doubt we'll ever view Arby's through that sort of haze, but who knows?