The Florida Motel in Gainesville, Florida has succumbed to the wrecking ball. We travelled up to get some final shots of this 1950s sign before it's gone. They have a GoFundMe campaign going to raise funds to move it.
The iconic World Liquors sign in St. Petersburg, FL has been taken down. Rather than head to the scrap yard or a private collection, the sign was purchased by the owner of Fergs, a restaurant down the street from this sign's original location. In interviews, Ferg has expressed interest in re-purposing the sign to advertise his restaurant. This wouldn't be the first time the sign has been re-purposed, as it was originally a furniture store sign.
The China City sign in St. Petersburg has been removed. The restaurant has been closed for a while and the property sold. The owners of the restaurant are keeping the sign. This is a VNP favorite here in our community, it will be missed!