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Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:26 am

The iconic Pensacola Beach sign is being replaced!

https://www.pnj.com/story/news/2019/01/ ... 647201002/

That drive will never be the same again...
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:51 am

bjrichus wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:26 am
That drive will never be the same again...
Yea, it will. Just like when the current sign replacement went up after Ivan in 2004-5.
If want to see the pre-2004 sign, it is hung at Flounders restaurant (or was last time I was there - by the outdoor stage in back)
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:38 am

Well, the verbiage in the announcement does say "replica" ... only replacing the neon lights with LED. That sounds to me like it will be brighter and more cost efficient to run.

"The sign is due to be replaced with a replica that will use modern LED lights instead of neon lights in mid-February."
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:54 pm

It just won't have the same "vibe"... Broken or flickering neon tubes, a technology from an age gone by.
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bjrichus wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:54 pm
It just won't have the same "vibe"... Broken or flickering neon tubes, a technology from an age gone by.
Yep, I've often noticed that nostalgia is a strong "natural" opiate of the emotions!! :wink: And the older we get, the more meaning that has!!
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Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:11 am

Along the same lines, I wish Holiday Inn would bring back the original signage.
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