On my way to work I pass the Catalina View Motel in Long Beach. They have a amazing sign and I always say to myself I want it! Well as I pass it today the Entrance arrow and vacancy signs are gone. I whip a U turn and park at the place. I talk to the owner and they are stashed in the back behind one of the rooms. So a deal is struck and they are mine.
I tried to ask why he took it down but his english was bad so I didn't understand his answer, I did notice they put the beacon light back on top of the pole where the 2 signs were. Check out the way they changes the vacancy sign, a little metal hinged cover over the "NO" on both sides. I am now in line for the big one when the day comes. I hope my neighbors like neon.