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Inga Saffron Says

From a veritable treasure trove of oddball relics that hearken back to Philly's grittier days, The Inquirer's Inga Saffron has singled out the nonfunctioning two story-high neon sign attached to the Boot & Saddle bar on South Broad Street as one of her favorites. Although the bar, closed for 13 years, was re-opened as a music venue more than 16 months ago, the sign remains unlit, and is in need of some major restoration work. "While the building that supports the huge sign is an unremarkable rowhouse, gussied up in a down-home style, the sign is a folk-art masterpiece that mashes up 1950s urban cool and country-western imagery." [The Inky]