As reported by our partners at CityCastThe Denver Diner sign is available, with a few requirements to own the 800-pound piece of Mile High history that shone on the corner of Speer Boulevard and West Colfax Avenue for thirty years before the diner closed its doors in early 2021. The site will soon be home to a Chase Bank (a much less tasty addition to the neighborhood).
In her newsletter, CityCast host Bree Davies writes:
Recently, Todd M., a friend of City Cast Denver from Morry’s Neon, let us know that the Denver Diner neon sign is up for grabs.
For example, you could have your own part of the Mile High City story, but here’s what’s required if you want to be the person to keep the sign:
- Be available to come pick up the sign in the next two weeks.
- Have a trailer to transport it. (Measurements: 17 feet long, 7 feet tall, and 30 inches wide. Our neon expert, Todd, estimates the sign weighs about 800 pounds!)
- Have a place to safely house the sign.
- Provide some kind of gift or compensation for the crane operator who will kindly dismantle the sign (for free!) instead of dumping it in the landfill.
Todd says that he thinks most of the neon is still intact and that before the sale of the building, the sign was working.
Anyone who qualifies and is interested in being the new owner of the Denver Diner sign can email [email protected] be connected with Todd.