Thursday, January 8, 2015

Chicago Loses Its Iconic "Z" Frank Chevrolet Sign

From the Jan. 4, 2015, Chicago Tribune "Iconic 'Z' Frank sign is demolished."

The sign was well-known and towered 50-feet above Western Avenue on Chicago's North Side, but it is no more.

Former property owner Chuck Frank, of the family, had offered the sign to anyone willing to take it for free, but no one came forward so it was razed Wednesday morning, Dec. 31st.

The former Chevrolet dealership at 6016-60 N. Western Avenue was razed in early December.

Frank's father, Zollie Frank, the "Z" founded the dealership in 1936.  At the time it was one of the largest Chevy dealers in the United States.  The business was sold in 2008.  Bob Loquercio, owner of Chicago Northside Toyota in Edgewater bought the property and plans to move his business to the location.

"Z" Me Someplace Else.  --RoadDog

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