Antonia Landgraf is many things. She’s
- New to town
- An alert “06880” reader
- And a very alert Westporter.
Tonight, Antonia emailed me:
Is this the sign everybody was in an uproar about when it was removed? It was leaning against a tree today on the corner of South Compo and the Post Road.
Yes! It is!
As “06880” reported nearly 2 years ago, the “paint palette” sign — a fixture at Compo Acres Shopping Center since it was built in the 1950s — disappeared when Equity One bought the property.
Another alert reader — Suzanne Sherman Propp — tracked down the man responsible for the center: Northeast regional manager Glenn Wilson. He sent a curt reply: “We had that replaced and I believe it was thrown out.”
Now, however — without fanfare — it’s back. It’s almost exactly where it sat, for decades. And — judging from the undated photo below — it’s almost certainly the original sign:
Score one for Equity One.
Now, if they can bring back Silver’s, Carousel Toy Store, Franklin Simon and the luncheonette…