A neighborhood group on Chicago’s south side is urging community members to protest a gas station.
The Resident Association of Greater Englewood passed out fliers to customers frequenting K & D Fuel on 6700 S. Ashland.
Why? Because of the station’s “disrespectful” signage.
While the station has what appears to be a printed sign on a banner, it doesn’t resemble the huge lit signs common at the vast majority of stations. “You can barely see that little makeshift sign hanging up there,” said Patricia Cunningham, an association member. “It has no lighting, so at night it’s hardly visible.” By not having better signs and “simply putting up a sign [the owner] made is disrespectful to the community,” Cunningham said. “He thinks he can treat us any way he wants because this is Englewood, but he is wrong.”
The city doesn’t require gas stations to have proper signage. Alderman Toni Foulkers supports the residents. “It makes no sense for any business to operate without adequate signage regardless if it is required or not,” Foulkes told DNAInfo. “I support [the residents association] in protesting this business until it cleans up its act.”
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Are R.A.G.E. members fighting an unnecessary battle or is the sign improper and disrespectful?
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