I’d gotten so used to seeing the sign as I sped past along U.S. Highway 280 on one of those trips over the mountain to find supplies (most notably Primavera Coffee) that it took not seeing it up on its familiar perch to get me to stop and take notice.
Granted, I’ve seen it more often in recent weeks due to the occasional visit to Over Easy for breakfast. The new breakfast destination is housed in the shopping center that Mexico Lindo once called home.
It’ll do so without the sign that announced it to those cars zooming by. It was taken down last week and replaced with a smaller series of signs that announce all of the tenants of that portion of the development. It looks like they aren’t finished though, meaning that there may be a new sign trying to get folks off the highway and sitting at tables…
Photos: the old Mexico Lindo sign; new Mexico Lindo sign. acnatta/Flickr
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Neon in Birmingham series.