One of the corner stores I illustrated has replaced it's sinage in the past week or two. The store is Giovanni's, and the old sign was rusted, with crumbling paint, and two vintage 7up logos on either side. In between the logos, there was so much decay, the name of the store had long since washed off. It was, in a word, gorgeous. I knew the signage was going to be changed after speaking with the owner earlier this summer. I understand why he felt this was a necessary thing to do, and I hope it helps his business. However, I feel like removing the crusted old sign was removing a landmark, and I'm glad (in a melancholy sort of way) that I illustrated the place before the change was made.