If you see this sign... What store are you about to enter?

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Real Estate Agent with Carolina One Real Estate

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Found throughout South Carolina

What does this sign mean?

Do you know the history of it?

 

 

Charleston is also known as the Holy City!  So controversy regarding alcohol throughout the history is no surprise.

Many laws and rules were made, changed, challenged, and pushed to the limit throughout the years. 

Right here in good ole Charleston a liquor store owner found a way around a rule that was limiting the font size of liquor stores! He hired a sign painter that painted large red circles under the info!

These days the liquor stores all just have 3 large red dots somewhere on the exterior of their building.

What a smart man!

 

 

Posted by

Laura Sargent

ABR, CSP, SFR

Carolina One Real Estate 

Email Me: LauraSargent.RealEstate@gmail.com

Direct: 843-509-2375

Helping clients buy and sell real estate in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Sullivans Island, North Charleston, Hanahan, Goose Creek, Summerville, Moncks Corner, James Island, Johns Island, and Folly Beach


 

 

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Peg - great questions... I guess back then everyone loved the brilliance of it and RED can be eye catching and naughty which maybe symbolized the hotness of it all!  I TOTALLY agree a huge sign screaming LIQUOR is not as attractive as our Dots.  The 3 may have to do with the fact that our stores are ABC stores - Alcohol Beverage Control

March 24, 2011 09:11 PM
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Brenda Whitman
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Well, who knew?!  I love how things common to one area are completely unheard of in another....

March 25, 2011 12:01 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
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That's a nice way to alert folks to an ABC store.  Very tasteful, not tacky. Ours in Virginia all have the same sign which is kind of like a DMV sign or something.  Looks very "governmental."

March 25, 2011 02:11 PM
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Belinda Spillman
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Laura, that is cool.  Wonder what made him think of that.  It is much better than the neon Jack Daniels sign.

March 26, 2011 10:36 AM
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Laura ~ That’s pretty slick… where there is a will, there’s a way.

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