As a small business in the bustling Glenwood South district, we have witnessed tons of growth and expansion in the area. Despite all of this new foot traffic, our upstairs location makes it hard for people to find our business. We have been a staple in the community for 20 years and in order to keep up with the newer/larger businesses, we needed better visibility. While we feel the hand-painted signs are indicative of The Rockford "charm", we also feel that the historic design of the signs adds a feeling of nostalgia to the Glenwood South street-scape.
The City of Raleigh may make us remove the signs based on an ordinance that does not take our unique location into consideration. We are asking the city for a variance that would allow us to keep our signs and we would love your support.
If you would like to show your public support for The Rockford keeping the hand-painted signs, please sign our petition!
The Rockford sign hearing has been moved to July 14, 2014. We thank everyone for their support and nice words. Please continue to spread the word and keep those signatures coming! Thanks everyone!