FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A crew was hard at work last week, replacing the iconic sign atop the roof of the Hotel Hi-Ho along the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield.
It was just a few days earlier that the old landmark sign came down from the roof of the hotel.
The recently refurbished hotel on Black Rock Turnpike is replacing the over 55-year-old neon sign with a more modern LED model. Oh, and an "H" — for Hotel — will replace the "M" — for Motel.
Though it looks a lot like its predecessor, the new sign will replace “Motel” with “Hotel” and “Restaurant Cocktail Lounge” will become “Barcelona Wine Bar,” according to the Connecticut Post.
When the hotel reopened in November 2015 under new ownership, the landmark sign glowed again.
It had been a beacon along the parkway for decades. The hotel first opened in 1955 but had to turn off the Hi-Ho sign after a bird flew into it and caught fire eight years ago.
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