Beefy King (Website) plans to renovate and restore their iconic bull sign.
The third generation independent business is located at 424 N Bumby Ave [GMap].
The Beefy King sign has been at that location since 1967.
Owner Roland Smith says the new sign will be the same but “will be brighter and fully working.”
The sign renovation will cost $25,840 and the City of Orlando is kicking in $12,500 as part of their Small Business Facade Program.
That place is not tasty! But will they by chance auction off the old sign??
Let’s hear it for historic preservation! It is what distinguishes each town from another!
Great write up, thank you!
Awesome!!! Marvin Leininger
I hope they are allowed to return the crown to the top.
I am glad that tax dollars are going to support a local business that has been loyal to our community and is raising a third generation here. How many millions of tax dollars end up in the coffers of big business that have no concern for our city? The owners are always behind the counter with smiles on their faces.
After 40 years, I think they know what hours are profitable to be open.
If they were open more than 7 hours a day they probably wouldn’t need tax money to fix it up.
I’m happy to do my party
David … Pretty sure you funded this sign! Haha #postworkoutgrub
Who was fined?! I think they were told they need to remove or file a permit…but maybe I missed something.
Last week they were fining small businesses for signage!
Jeff, The Small Business Facade program helps small business fix up the exterior of their business to improve the overall area. It’s capped at both a percentage and total amount. Here’s an overview of this type of program: http://plannersweb.com/2013/10/how-facade-improvement-programs/
Love this iconic sign and restaurant, but don’t like that tax dollars help fund private business projects.
Sounds pretty accurate to me
Well usually the people doing the renovation are tax payers..is that what you mean…How about “City helps small business keep iconic sign”?
I might have changed the headline to “Taxpayers and Beefy King to Renovate Sign” 🙂
Love that sign.