Asked: What are standout signs in Richmond, VA?

The preservation of the neon cowboy hat on Broad Street has us thinking about River City signage.


For now, the Arby’s cowboy hat sign is still up even though the building has been razed.

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The old Arbys at 5900 W. Broad St. is no more — it’s been razed to make room for a new Wawa. The plans have been in the works since 2019, but for a long time Richmonders didn’t know the fate of the recognizable neon cowboy hat sign in front of the establishment.

According to Richmond BizSense, it looks like the sign is destined for removal. The news has us reflecting on River City signage — the old, the new, and the neon.

We want to know: What is your favorite Richmond sign?

We can think of some of our favorites, from the Hotel John Marshall rooftop sign to the Famous Foods of Virginia marker more on that history here.

Click the button below to let us know your favorite signor which one you want to know more about — and you could be featured in a future article.

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