Last night I had a few extra minutes after work and felt like neoning back in the old neighborhood. The neighborhood hasn't changed that much since I started doing this over 4 years ago, but of course there are a few businesses that have came and went over the time period. I shot a few places that were newish in the Eastmoor area..the area between Bexley and Whitehall that centers around James Road between Broad and Main. And a pizza place in Whitehall. All pics taken the evening of Fri. 11/18.
The first three pictures were from a Pawn Shop located on E. Main Street a few blocks east of S. James. Cool neon but unfortunately due to the criminal element alive in the neighborhood, the signage is covered with bars thus somewhat obscuring the view. The fourth picture is from a car stereo/audio shop in the same area. Pictures 5-7 were taken at Happy Pizza, located at the corner of E. Main and Collingwood Ave. in Whitehall, part of the "Shoppes at Collingwood". In the same building as Joy to Go Chinese restaurant, which seems to have been successful since it's open in 2007, this part of the building has not...so far. It's been at least 3 different burger joints in the last 4 years but Happy's is good food (had it once) so hoping it lasts..because this modestly sized chain, based in Michigan, LOVES neon. The photos here only scratch the surface. Next time, I'll be a paying customer and go inside and take more..it is a nice little cache of neon!
Well again, Happy Thanksgiving..hoping to do some more touring soon!