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Postby nichols » Mon Feb 06, 2006 4:57 pm

So Levitz finally closed the clearance center in Glendale and I can only imagine the sign is next. You'll love it at Levitz.

Here is something I saw on Flickr:
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Postby Lynxwiler » Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:02 pm

Good lord. Whatever will happen to it all? Can anyone come up with some anagrams for Levitz Furniture? Perhaps we can scramble the letters and save a few... ?

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Postby nichols » Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:53 am

'Tis better to have loved neon and lost than never to have loved
neon at all.

Viva Los Angeles!

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Postby nredom » Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:53 am

So what is the strategy here? Call Uncle Levitz and see what his plans for it are? If he's gonna junk it, offer to store it in Nathan's closet for a while? I'm offering to take some action, if one of you veterans wants to give some direction.

I think there is another one of these signs in Huntington Beach, that can be seen west of the 405 fwy, near Beach Blvd., right? So it can't be argued that the Glendale one is the last in existence. It used to rotate as I remember, and then didn't in recent years...

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Postby Lynxwiler » Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:19 am

Call 'em and see what the managers at the store have to say about it. Call headquarters and ask what their plans are.

I've discovered through signage issues over the years that the company the sign advertises isn't always the owner of the sign itself. Could be the landowner owns the sign or even the sign company that constructed it that owns it. I'd suggest starting at the bottom to if if Levitz has anyhting to say about it. I'd hope the store's closure and the sign's eradication would make the news in some local rag.

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Postby lasvegaslynn » Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:01 pm

Any word from Uncle Levitz on the sign?
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Postby nredom » Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:53 pm

Uncle Levitz say...you crazy preservation people may be confused.

The store that is closing at the end of the month is the outlet showroom:
314 No. Central
818-502-9741
Need to confirm: this store is NOT the one with the big neon sign.

The other Levitz Glendale store that is not closing:
5375 San Fernando Road West
818-240-1400
Need to confirm: this store IS the one with the big neon sign.

If someone local can confirm the above, Nathan doesn't have to move somewhere rural (yet). If not, I'll try to drive by in the next week and do the confirming.

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Postby lasvegaslynn » Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:55 pm

Nredom,

Thanks so much for following up on this!

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Postby darkamor » Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:42 am

1st NEWBURY's, Then WOOLWORTH's, Now LEVITZ ? If we keep this up future generations will never understand the meaning of signs + jingles [future generations will be ignorant of an important part of our culture - the advertisement and the distinct company logo] .... :roll:

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Postby Shifty » Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:09 pm

I can confirm that the sign pictured above is at the San Fernando rd. location, and not the other. The sign is visible from the 5 freeway just south of the 134 as you look towards Glendale. Growing up in Silverlake, I've known of the industrial park next door for some time as having ample space to spin a few donuts 8-[

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Interesting that

Postby modfan » Thu May 31, 2007 5:21 pm

The same happened a few years ago in La Verne.

No more neon, reduced store size and now parts I think are a Lowe's.

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Postby Dustyman73 » Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:56 pm

Well, at least we still have a real nice big neon Levit'z sign here in Fresno. Hopefully it will stick around.

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Postby Lynxwiler » Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:49 pm

Glendale's giant Levitz neon sign is no more. I just saw it off of the 5 freeway refaced with a new tenant's black and white painted sign — some bland neon but no Levits.

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