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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Carpet Giant Looms Large

The Carpet Giant shouldn't mean anything but he is impossible to not notice. Rising from the South Meadows like a half-resurrected phoenix from the 1980's, The Carpet Giant sign is at the same time unmistakable and yet largely forgettable, unlit and a sign of a bygone era.

When we see the massive unlit Carpet Giant sign, it reminds us of a place where our parents might have shopped at some point. Kind of like how our kids might ask us one day if we ever shopped at a Sam Goody.


  1. What's Sam Goody?

  2. I preferred Strawberries

  3. Hahaha... Sam Goody...Strawberries......good times