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Signshop Seeks OK to Update Hotel’s Neon Icon

The historic sign would have to be temporarily removed for the project.

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Courtesy of Crockett Hotel

The neon sign sitting atop the seven-story Crockett Hotel in San Antonio, TX could be in line for a modern makeover.

Comet Signs (San Antonio, TX) has filed an application with city regulators to retrofit the sign with LED lighting, which the shop says will not “interrupt” the original look of the green neon tubes, MySanAntonio reports.

If the project is approved by the Historic and Design Review Commission, the shop will also remove the sign so its metal lettering can be cleaned and repainted.

On its website and social media, Comet Signs markets LED retrofits of illuminated signs as a specialty. It says LED conversions deliver an average ROI of 36 months, citing energy savings and reduced maintenance costs.

Comet Signs was founded in 1958 by Arthur S. Sitterle Jr. In the ’90s, company leadership was passed to his son, Arthur “Pete” Sitterle III, who remains the CEO.

The shop operates facilities in San Antonio, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin and Tyler. Its national accounts include H-E-B Grocery Company and Church’s Fried Chicken.

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Read more at MySanAntonio.

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