Well just when Nashville couldn’t seem to find any real problems to solve, along came a big ‘ole butt on Broadway.
While members of the city council and other folks were maxing out their “I’m offended” and “protect Broadway” radar, we were working tirelessly getting the materials and permit together to manufacture the 20’ tall mega sign for Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk. The sign was truly a pleasure to build – it had all of the attributes that we love showcase: flashing, neon, size and it’s corner location really allows for maximum visibility.
Depending on your age, you may remember what Broadway was like way back when. Back before Kim Severson ever pinned the pivotal New York Times article declaring us the “it” city in 2013. The parcel of land that Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk sits on was Beesley Furniture Company. According to a city recorded Quit Claim Deed back in 1983, the property was valued at $425,000. The same property sold in 2014 for $8,400,000.
Amid all of the controversy, we are grateful that Kid Rock chose us to partner with. He came in the shop many times to work on the design and he could not have been any kinder to us. We are proud of how his sign turned out and we look forward to working with him again real soon.
Written by: Kayla Mirenda