Monday, February 4, 2013

Esquire Center


The Esquire Center has lost some of its luster.

17 comments:

Andy said...

It's sad and bad for business when the owners let it run down.

Cezar and Léia said...

Cute letters, I like the cap!
Léia

SRQ said...

Gosh, I wonder how much it would cost to demolish this sign...then erect a new one. $$$ No wonder it's still standing, rust and all.

Judy said...

A bit of fresh paint would do wonders for this cute sign. What is the Esquire Center?

Small City Scenes said...

Do I need to ask what an Esquire Center is? I am afraid. MB

Sharon said...

Haven't we all?

Kay said...

Yep. I think it's seen brighter days. And I'm afraid I agree with Sharon.

Halcyon said...

If it ever had any to begin with! :)

cieldequimper said...

As long as the squire himself is still okay...

RedPat said...

Must have been a great sign in its day - lots of lights flashing along the arrow?

~Cheryl said...

The top hat and mustache seem to be aging well.

Linda said...

Retail is very hard to cope with these days with the prices the way they are. It is always sad to see stores close down.

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks and sounds a bit seedy to me.

magiceye said...

Seems tired of elitism :)

Danielle said...

I have absolutely loved this sign for years!!! I need to capture it also as it may either get repainted or be gone and then we can no longer enjoy it's charm and reminder of the 'old' Ocala.

Madison said...

This was the Orleans Motel & the sign was ours too until the economy forced us to sell in 1975. Sad to see the property & sign in disrepair after all the years of hard work & money we spent to make this a very attractive addition to downtown Ocala, FL.

Lowell said...

Thank you for your comment, Madison. I can imagine it is very disturbing to see that your place has become so run-down.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson