I took a drive by the recently renamed Nicky D's Coney Island near Livernois and Six Mile Road in Detroit around 11:30 p.m. Sunday to see the sign hat clashes with the signs at the McDonald's right acros the street.
The outside signs, on the pole near the street, were gone. Only the light tubes inside were glowing. The oval faces on each side of the oval sign weren't there.
The signs on the building were still blazing away, but the place is a little less "in your face, McDonald's," than it was just a few days ago. A Detroit Free Press photo juxtaposed the two signs less than a week earlier and the story got some circulation, mostly with broadcast news Web sites, as well as some attention from McDonald's.