Friday, June 11, 2010

Photo: More Restaurants Should Remember to Do This

Posted By on Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 10:56 AM

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Spotted a few weeks ago outside Al-Tarboush Deli in the Delmar Loop (winner of Best Way to Ward off Vampires - 2008), this sign reminds us that there are more important things in life than work, even for perpetually busy restaurant owners. Kudos.

See 13 memorable "Sorry, We're Closed" signs

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Here are twelve other memorable signs.

While not handwritten, this homemade sign in Chicago is sure to draw a few curious looks. More info about this sign can be found here.
Spotted by our friends at Daily Fork, closing for bacon is a pretty good excuse.
This business at least had a sense of humor about its apparent bad reason for closing.
  • This business at least had a sense of humor about its apparent bad reason for closing.
This has been dubbed the Best We're Closed Sign Ever. It is pretty great.
  • This has been dubbed the Best We're Closed Sign Ever. It is pretty great.
Hold your breath! The proprietors of this business were obviously in a hurry to get out because of the "carbon of monoxid."
  • Hold your breath! The proprietors of this business were obviously in a hurry to get out because of the "carbon of monoxid."
For the uniformed, can someone explain what constitutes "surf damage"?
  • For the uniformed, can someone explain what constitutes "surf damage"?
After 50 years in business, you'd be wise, and classy, to overlook Gene (or Jo's) misspelling.
  • After 50 years in business, you'd be wise, and classy, to overlook Gene (or Jo's) misspelling.
Some on-sign editing.
  • Some on-sign editing.
Customers replied to the closing news in a variety of ways on this sign.
  • Customers replied to the closing news in a variety of ways on this sign.
In St. Louis, our Holliday is pretty decent. He at least gets paid well.
This sign was posted after the recent death of Ahmed Eltawmi, 50, who owned the Gyro House in the Delmar Loop. Eltawmi was shot and killed on June 4, 2010  outside his apartment in Maplewood. Customers, family and friends placed flowers next at the foot of the door outside the business. Read more about this story.
Everybody needs a little time off.
  • Everybody needs a little time off.

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