My Favorite Neon Sign in Memphis: Jack Pirtle Chicken

Neon chickens happily leap into a bucket of sizzling grease. Yum!




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This old sign,,,

Looks like the Mid-town Jack Pirtles on Poplar at Cleveland...
I think the brick building is the old transmission repair shop on the corner, next to the "Pop-a-Top" strip club and the Hadassah Thrift shop was on the other end...

David Richardson 167 days ago

Neon Sign

With today's sign ordinances you wouldn't be allowed to have one that big or even lit up at night. At least not in G'town, Bartlett, Cville. I think the Walgreens in Gtown off Farmington had to change their signage because it was too bright?

Shawn T 175 days ago


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