This is a question that is more about culture than zoning, so I"m dropping it into the FAC.
Living not far from inner city Cleveland, I noticed that business signs in inner city, predominantly minority neighborhoods tend to cram in a lot of information.
For example, a convenience store in the suburbs will have a sign that reads:
In the ghetto, the sign will read:Joe's Convenience Store
It's the same with most businesses in the 'hood. Where in the 'burbs, a sign will display just the business name, in the inner city it includes all the services and products offered, along with a phone number.JOE'S CONVENIENCE STORE CO. INC.
BREAD - COLD CUTS - PAPER PRODUCTS - POP - BEER - CIGARETTES - ICE - JUICE - LOTTO - NEWSPAPERS - MAGAZINES - COLD DRINKS - FROZEN FOOD
Why are business signs in low-income urban areas like this? Do the business owners feel their clientele are less intelligent, and thus need the business explained to them? Is it cultural? Business owners who aren't savvy about marketing? Something else? I'm mystified about why phone numbers appear on most ghetto business signs, too. Do inner city residents have a need to call businesses more so than those in the suburbs?