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Signs / billboards New sign causing a stir

Repo Man

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There is a new sign in the community where I work that is causing quite a stir. Some people love it and others wonder why we approved it. It is for a beloved local chain of custard and butter burgers.

What do you think?
 

Chet

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Love it and hate it

First of all, let me say that Kopps rocks!
You'd never know the same guy owns Elsa's on Cathedral Square.

Signs as art is new to this area and this is a great example. It's a bit out of context for the building though, don't you think?

But the reader board has to go.
 

Habanero

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well, it's retro-

maybe it's that it's unconventional and they want everything to look the same? I don't think I'd be upset about it- especailly if it was for a local place.
 

SW MI Planner

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Yah, I want to know too - what are custard and butter burgers???

That's kind of like Family Videos - they have this awful light tower thing that everyone hates

 

Chet

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You've never had frozen custard?

You've never had a delicious butter burger?

Madness. Madness I tell you.


Check out www.kopps.com
 

NHPlanner

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Re: Love it and hate it

bturk said:
It's a bit out of context for the building though, don't you think?

But the reader board has to go.
I agree with Brian....seems out of scale...but generally it's unique, and I don't have any major issues with it.
 

Repo Man

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Re: Love it and hate it

bturk said:
First of all, let me say that Kopps rocks!
You'd never know the same guy owns Elsa's on Cathedral Square.

Signs as art is new to this area and this is a great example. It's a bit out of context for the building though, don't you think?

But the reader board has to go.
The roofline is curved and the sign kind of follows the slope of the roofline. I should take a picture from a further distance.

The PC approved the height variance and the reader board. Staff wanted no reader board (or a smaller one).

Here is the old one:
 

Repo Man

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Planderella said:
I've heard of frozen custard but the website said nothing about butter burgers.
It is when you take a burger and cook it on a flat grill, then right before you take it off the grill, you put a big old chunk of butter on there and let it melt into the burger. They taste great with fried onions and cheese. Mmmm getting hungry.....

We have another semi-famous butter burger joint called Solly's Grille just down the street.

Here is what they do (according to a recent article):

At Solly's Grille in Glendale, the whole bun is toasted. "Then we slap a glob of butter on the top bun" and place the buttered bun over the burger, explained manager Kris Waters. "The butter melts a little into the hamburger, but you get that flavor."
 

Cardinal

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First - great sign! It would be better without the readerboard, though.

Second - frozen custard. Mmmm. It is what it says. It is like ice cream, but richer, and is best served in a waffle cone. I prefer the orange custard chocolate chip, or (more rare) lemon custard chocolate chip from Bascomb Hall.

Third - Butter Burgers. This is a Wisconsin classic, as a pasty might be to the UP or a begnet to N'awlins. It is a hamburger (or cheeseburger) served on a buttered, toasted bun. Before long, you may have a Culver's open near you. They are slowly expanding to other states.
 

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jtfortin said:


It is when you take a burger and cook it on a flat grill, then right before you take it off the grill, you put a big old chunk of butter on there and let it melt into the burger. They taste great with fried onions and cheese. Mmmm getting hungry.....

I'd like to see the nutritional info on that one. Christ, do we really need to be so fat as to put butter on hamburgers?
 

SW MI Planner

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For what its worth I made pasties last night. Butter burger doesn't sound so good. Does it make it even greasier??
 

Jeff

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SW MI Planner said:
For what its worth I made pasties last night. Butter burger doesn't sound so good. Does it make it even greasier??
I need to get my mind out of the gutter, I heard you made pasties, and...
 

giff57

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SW MI Planner said:
Yah, I want to know too - what are custard and butter burgers???

That's kind of like Family Videos - they have this awful light tower thing that everyone hates

Nobody here minded the light tower, it was the pornos that got them going.
 
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