Kentile Floors sign to be preserved, relocated by the Gowanus Alliance

Residents unsuccessfully tried to save the 9th Street

Residents unsuccessfully tried to save the 9th Street fixture from being torn down.

BROOKLYN - The beloved Kentile Floors sign is officially coming down, but it's letters will at least be saved. 

Residents launched a fight to save the Gowanus sign from being torn down from its 9th Street location where it has become a long-standing fixture to the neighborhood skyline. 

However, the building owner says its removal is necessary for structural and repair needs because of damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. 

An agreement was then reached to preserve and donate the sign to the Gowanus Alliance, which is on the lookout for a new location to reinstall it. 

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