Bethlehem diner being moved to new home in NYC
From the Times Union: BETHLEHEM — Preparation work is ongoing at the former Johnny B’s Glenmont Diner off Route 9W to make way for the expansion of a neighboring Stewart’s Shops convenience store — and to prepare the historic 1960s diner for its new home.
After 60 years at the Bethlehem location, the classic silver-sided dining car and front part of the diner will be transported to Queens where it will be used at a Jackson Hole burger chain location.
A giant, historic sign in San Francisco just got pulled down. Here’s what we know.
From SFgate: Last week on a commute to the SFGATE newsroom, an eagle-eyed coworker noticed some mysterious figures atop a historic San Francisco building, dismantling its giant sign.
And not just any sign — it was the lofty mid-century “Baker & Hamilton” lettering at 601 Townsend, which has been looming over 7th and King streets for 70 years. The red brick building it stands on goes even further back, and even survived the great earthquake of 1906.
Central NY city’s beloved Paul Revere sign will soon be relit
From Syracuse.com: Rome, N.Y. — When travelers caught sight of the neon Paul Revere galloping in the sky, they knew Rome was near.
The Central New York city’s beloved Revere Copper sign has been dark for decades. But by next summer, the landmark — and its iconic rider — could finally shine again.
Revere Copper hopes to relight the giant sign on top of its rolling mill in time for the Fourth of July 2024, the Rome copper manufacturer recently announced. The manufacturer, which said it was founded by Paul Revere in 1801, said it will be the first time the sign has been lit in over 20 years.
Motel Rescue’s Lindsey Kurowski On Her Biggest Remodeling Challenge & Bouncing Back
From housedigest.com: Most American roadside motels peaked in the second half of the 20th century, back when a Big Mac would set you back about 70 cents and branded ashtrays sat on the beige tables lining every fast food joint in the country. By the 1980s — when the term “flyover country” found its way into dictionaries — the dream of many moteliers had already been snuffed out like a spent cigarette. But Lindsey Kurowski, host of Magnolia Network’s “Motel Rescue,” has a message for the roadside motel owners who are still struggling to stay afloat: Your business can be profitable; now isn’t the time to give up the fight.
Hiding in Plain Sight, Ghost Signs Offer Glimpse Into San Francisco’s Past
From The San Francisco Standard: Have you ever seen a ghost in San Francisco? The answer is probably yes–even if you didn’t know it.