The disappearing soda fountain sign

They used to be all over the city: signs for delis, pizza parlors, and newsstands that featured the logos for Coca-Cola, 7Up, and other sodas.

Their days are numbered, but some of these soda-fountain signs are still around, like for this newsstand on Bleecker Street in the West Village:

This 7Up sign is the remnant of a restaurant that used to be on Eighth Avenue in Chelsea. Now, it’s a Thai place, but they never changed the sign:

A Coca-Cola sign for a deli, hidden by scaffolding in the Flatiron District:

Makes you thirsty, doesn’t it?

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One Response to “The disappearing soda fountain sign”

  1. New York’s last remaining soda fountain signs | Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] Though their numbers weren’t great 10 years ago, more signs are biting the dust (like two out of the three photographed in this post from 2008). […]

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