It’s a win for SugarHouse casino and Fishtown residents. The cash-for-gold shop across the street from the casino has been ordered by the Department of Licenses & Inspections to comply with signage laws.
Meaning: those neon “cash-for-gold” signs have to either comply with the zoning code or get lost.
NewsWorks partner PlanPhilly reports Fishtown neighbors and the the casino had concerns about the pawn-type shop opening across the street from the casino and advertising its metal buying.
This is a small step for those opposed to the business. Under zoning laws, the store can legally operate, but must limit metal buying to 25 percent of its floor space. The signs must be scaled back for the business to operate.