Kim, from The Location blog, wrote in to provide an update on the historic Central Liquor sign. It appears as though the “liquor” part of the sign was swiveled out of its housing to reveal the plain-white backside. Here is a closer image of the sign as it appears right now in a permanent maintenance mode.
The sign, which is historic, is to be removed from the building and stored until a new location can be identified for its display. The main issue seems to be that no one wants to pay for the sign’s costly removal.
In these times where people treasure the historic characteristics of buildings, one does have to wonder if there is any problem with leaving the Central Liquor alone? After all, Woodword and Lothrop maintain a presence on their former building.