The Waffle Shop in Arlandria will keep its quirky and iconic misspelled awnings, members of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership told Patch on Monday afternoon.
Last week, members of AEDP announced that ownership of the 24-hour restaurant at the corner of Mt. Vernon Avenue and Russell Road had decided to use money secured through AEDP’s Facade Improvement Grant Program
Ownership had a change of heart after learning of the support and appreciation for the awnings from customers and neighbors. One man even asked to purchase one of the awnings after learning of ownership’s decision to replace them.
The grant money could instead be used to rehabilitate the restaurant’s properly spelled neon signage.
“The owners appreciate the support,” said Sara Pierce of AEDP. “I think businesses don’t always listen to the public when making decisions. This is a special case.”
The awnings, which sit above the restaurant’s ground-floor windows on Mt. Vernon Avenue and Russell Road, were repainted just a few years ago.
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