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Neon Signage Southern California

 

Vista Drug
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

The real drugstores used to be the mom and pop version of Rite-Aid and Walgreens, and Vista Drug is no exception.

 

 

Windy's Western Roundup
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

Here's another neon sign, this time of Windy's Western Roundup.

 

 

McCarty's Jewelry
Long Beach, CA
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

Check out the neon marquee for McCarty's Jewelry, with a bit of a diamond head on top. McCarty's was established back in 1932 and has been at its present building location since 1958. See the McCarty's website for more information and history.

 

 

 

 

Artesia Bakery (Closed)
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

This neon sign for the Artesia Bakery features an interesting character on its marquee. Not sure what the neon lit guy on the sign is doing. perhaps smoking something while waiting for his pastry?

 

UPDATE 09/15 : The Artesia Bakery closed down sometime in early 2010. The neon sign was removed and garment store is now in its place. 09-15

 

 

Vidiots
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

Here's a real colorful neon sign for a place called Vidiots. The neon on this really stand out in a dark night.

 

 

 

Chevrolet Trucks
Long Beach, CA
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

Looking to buy a new truck, but just have to get it from a dealership with a good neon sign out front? Well, Chevrolet Trucks is the place.

 

UPDATE 09/17 : It appears that this sign is surviving and still up and located at this Chevy location. 09-17

 

 

Atomic Garage
Melrose
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

This marquee for the Atomic Garage no longer stands prominent along Melrose Ave.

 

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