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Random Shots: When signs told the rest of the story

Old Andrew's Bar-B-Q Sign in East Lake

While the barbecue may not be here anymore (the site no longer serves as a restaurant but as one of our ubiquitous “777”s), the sign is definitely one of the more notable landmarks of the East Lake commercial district here in Birmingham. You’ll still find the occasional cool neon signs, many still in use, throughout the city, hearkening back to bustling days of the Magic City’s neighborhood commercial districts. Hopefully we’ll be able to find ways to keep many of these signs burning brightly for years to come. This particular sign is located at the corner of 1st Avenue North (U.S. Highway 11) & 76th Street North.

Keep your eye out for them as you move around town this week.

Cheers.

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6 comments
southtrek
southtrek

I ate the once years ago.... Decent food. Sorry to hear the place has fallen on hrad times. Not much else along those few blocks now but Lucky 777, adult book stores and empty store fronts.

southtrek
southtrek

I ate the once years ago.... Decent food. Sorry to hear the place has fallen on hrad times. Not much else along those few blocks now but Lucky 777, adult book stores and empty store fronts.

megabeth
megabeth

I like your B'ham related photos and posts. Keep up the good work.

megabeth
megabeth

I like your B'ham related photos and posts. Keep up the good work.

Melinda Shelton
Melinda Shelton

Wow! When did Andrew's close? Seems like I was just there a few months ago. Sad!

BTW, I really appreciate reading about a part of Birmingham life I would otherwise know nothing about. Keep up the good work and thanks for the kind words about the library. You are an asset to our city.

--Melinda

Melinda Shelton
Melinda Shelton

Wow! When did Andrew's close? Seems like I was just there a few months ago. Sad!

BTW, I really appreciate reading about a part of Birmingham life I would otherwise know nothing about. Keep up the good work and thanks for the kind words about the library. You are an asset to our city.

--Melinda