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Despite Giveaway Offer, Iconic "Z" Frank Sign Gets Demo'd

Despite offering to give away the large Googie-style "Z" Frank Chevrolet sign on Western Avenue just a few weeks ago, it appears that the owner of the property had a change of heart and decided to just demolished it instead. Earlier this month, the owner of the former car dealership told DNAinfo that anyone who had the means to save it would be "welcome to take it for free." On Wednesday however, Elliott Bambrough of Chicago's Best just happened to be in the area and caught the demolition crew bringing the old sign down. The large sign is/was one of many iconic neon signs throughout the city, however its lights will shine no more.

·Iconic 'Z' Frank Chevrolet sign pulled down [WGN TV]
·Huge 'Z' Frank Sign on Western Scrapped, Despite Salvage Efforts [DNAinfo]
·Free 50-Foot "Z" Frank Neon Sign to Anyone Who Can Carry It [Curbed Chicago]