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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Peacock Loop Diner's Neon Sign Up for Award

Posted By on Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 12:00 PM

The Peacock Loop Diner's already-famous neon sign. | Mabel Suen
  • The Peacock Loop Diner's already-famous neon sign. | Mabel Suen

The neon sign at the Peacock Loop Diner (6261 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-721-5555) was up and visible way before the 24-hour restaurant opened. It's now one more beacon on Delmar Boulevard, practically as recognizable as Blueberry Hill's dancing couple or the Pageant's red signage. Last week, the diner's interior won recognition as the best commercial space (restaurant) at the St. Louis At Home Architect and Designer Awards. Now, the Peacock is up for Signs of the Times' 2015 International Sign Contest Readers' Choice Awards.

See also: Peacock Loop Diner Smooths Its Feathers After Rocky Opening: Review

You can vote for the Peacock Loop Diner here, where it has made the final round against five other signs. Signs of the Times has apparently been pitting fabulous signs against each other for 30 years, but this is the third annual readers' choice poll. Voting ends tomorrow, March 4.

The neon peacock sign is eleven feet wide, weighs 1,800 pounds and has 50 transformers and more than 650 feet of neon tubing. The feathers fan out and back 200 times per hour.

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