May 03, 2011

JFG Coffee Sign Returns

On Saturday, a Charlotte icon returned to the city’s skyline and marked the beginning of Charlotte’s Historic Preservation Month.

The JFG Special Coffee shines brightly again, now atop the VBGB Beer Hall & Garden at the North Carolina Music Factory.

The NC Music Factory was a natural fit for the 40-year-old sign because the area is made up of historic buildings that have been converted into venues for producing and enjoying music.

The JFG Coffee sign used to perch along I-277, near Bank of America Stadium. It was removed in 2009 with the hope of finding a new home and funding for its restoration. The mission to save the sign helped to spark a new campaign called Save Our Signs, which aims to preserve other vintage signs around the Queen City.

Another historic landmark benefiting from the emphasis on preservation is Reid’s Fine Foods. It’s sign at the Myers Park location was also relit over the weekend.

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