Popeyes finally gets sign raised after a year

Popeyes Lousiana Kitchen got its sign installed last Wednesday. The restaurant opened on U.S. 70 in July 2016.

By Steve Reed

sreed@kenlynews.com

A little over a year after Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen opened on U.S. 70, the restaurant finally has its sign.

“It’s been an ordeal,” said Jerry Niswonger, Popeyes vice-president of operations. “But the town worked it out. However our sign is still further back than our competitors.”

Last Wednesday, Popeyes’ sign company installed it. Popeyes opened in July 2016. The major cause of the delay has been because the town wouldn’t allow Popeyes to use an existing frame for its sign.

Months after the restaurant opened, the subject was addressed at the May 9, 2017 Selma Town Council meeting.

At that meeting, Mayor Cheryl Oliver said that Popeyes’ sign request conflicted with something at the time and was rejected.

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