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

Residents unsuccessfully tried to save the 9th Street fixture from being torn down. (6/13/14)

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. 

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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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