Thursday, June 2, 2016

When Life Presents You Lemons . . .

. . . you're supposed to make lemonade, right?  Flowood Flooring and Design, 5310 Lakeland Drive, a local business on one of the most traveled corridors in the Jackson Metro Area, faces the unfortunate reality of now being hidden behind a large pile of dirt, courtesy of the Lakeland Drive expansion construction.  The owner's humorous sign (see above) had to be removed as non-conforming with the City of Flowood's sign ordinance.  They are now seeking a variance and I hope the City gives it to them quickly.

  From their Facebook page:
We've heard from many of you and appreciate the positive feedback we've received on our banner. We're so glad to have gotten a chuckle out of Allie Ware and the 16 WAPT News team. Unfortunately, the City of Flowood doesn't have the same sense of humor as us, and we have removed it.
Although the sign isn't there, we're still offering a 10% discount to anyone who mentions the banner (as long as you can find us)!

To be fair to the city, we didn't get a permit before placing the signage. City ordinance states that there must be a permit to put up a banner like that. We are going to seek a variance from them in the hopes that we can display it once again though! 
Thank you for your concern for our local businesses!
This brings to mind the less-humorous-and-more-angry sign erected in front of the old Dairy Queen on Highway 49 in  the industrial part of Richland during that construction years and years ago.  Anyone remember that sign?


Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm, I give up -- what did it say??

Troy Odom said...

I can't remember, but you could tell the owner's of that franchise were angry at MDOT. The construction had closed the access to the Dairy Queen so that entry was not easily possible from the Highway. That would be a killer for a business like that.

Unknown said...

If I remember right, the sign on the Dairy Queen said:
"Closed. Like the Exits."