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Fovama’s Signs: The Sequel

Last month, Fovama Rugs plastered the town with “Going Out of Business” signs.

Now — as anyone driving down the Post Road can see — they’re having an auction.

Fovama signs

I’m not sure how many local ordinances are being broken here.

And if the answer is “none” — well, that’s quite a precedent Fovama is setting.

Get Off My Lawn!

The corner of North Avenue and Cross Highway is looking quite cluttered these days.

Cross Highway and North Avenue, Westport CT

In addition to signs and posters for everything from sports (PAL football) and a charity bike ride (CT Challenge) to personal money-makers (tag sale, estate sale) and (of course) a lost dog, Fovama Rugs informs the world that they’re going out of business.

I have 2 thoughts:

  1. This sets a spectacularly bad precedent. What’s to prevent every business in Westport — and beyond — from hammering down their own signs advertising sales, new merchandise, a change of hours, or anything else they can think of?
  2. One reason Fovama might be going out of business is the sign itself. Who cares about the phone number? Isn’t it a lot smarter to tell folks where you’re located?