UARK Theater sign being removed for repair

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A worker secures a hook to the top of the UARK Theater sign above Sidney’s Emporium on Dickson Street.

The UARK Theater sign, a 71-year-old Dickson Street landmark is being removed for repair.

A crew spent Tuesday afternoon dismantling the red and white, marquee-style theater sign above the storefront of Sidney’s Emporium at 647 W. Dickson Street in Fayetteville.

An employee at Sidney’s said they’ll soon be seeking bids on a replacement, and are hoping for a full restoration which would bring neon lights back to the sign.

Here are a few photos: