If you’ve been reading this website (thank you, thank you, thank you), you know our obsession with every minuscule development that transpires with transforming the King of Jeans building into apartments, office space and retail (click the link to find all previous coverage). Now we bring your attention to an issue that for some neighborhood residents is just as notable as the building’s redevelopment. What the hell should be done with the sign?
Developer Max Glass reached out to us last week to solicit our feedback on just that question. Our answer? Let’s get everyone involved, mostly because we don’t know. The one thing we do know is that because so many people love the sign, and so many people hate it, it’s a conversation starter. In our minds, that qualifies as worthy of steering the conversation toward saving it in some way. To that end, we’re announcing a contest. Send us an idea, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for this antique lamp, which was purchased off the sidewalk at KOJ in the last moments of the maniacal clear-out of merchandise last week.
|Just kitschy enough, right? Sorry, no size 46 jeans were left|
First things first, if you’ve seen the renderings (below), you’ll see that Glass has wisely decided to remove the sign in favor of providing his tenants with the magic of windows. That means we need to put it somewhere else, but where and how? The sign is huge, at least 30 feet square, which narrows the range of possibilities. Keep in mind, the blank Cantina wall is a nonstarter because it will be soon covered with a mural (more on that soon, by the way). But we’re thinking small, here. You shouldn’t.
So, tell us your ideas on what we should do with the sign by either emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telling us on Twitter @PassyunkPost. Either way gets you an entry in the contest. Or if you don’t want the stinking lamp, just tell us in the comments. Submit your entries by Friday Dec. 14, and we’ll announce the winner the next Monday. We look forward to hearing from you and we’ll report back on the best of the bunch.