By Carol Tannenhauser
If you’ve ever wondered how long the red neon sign with some letters missing above the Pioneer Supermarket on Columbus Avenue between 74th and 73rd Streets was going to sit up there like that, the answer is: until about 5 p.m. Wednesday, when it was taken down and replaced by a new sign. Tipster David walked by and snapped these pictures.
Don’t worry if you find the new sign less than thrilling. “It’s only temporary,” Daniel, one of the managers of Pioneer, told us on the phone. “The old sign is roughly 45 years old,” he explained. “They’re gonna repair it, and put it back up.”
Just like they did at Dublin House!
Michael took the above picture of the Pioneer sign recently. He “liked how it said ‘pie.'”