Ritz Cleaners is now gone, as is the rest of the strip mall it stands in.
It’s so easy to overlook these spaces as eyesores, but take a closer look at the scene and you will see it is full of little surprises and treasures. Like this fantastic light fixture on a sign next to the Ritz sign.
Or this sunburst motif .
Most fascinating to me, is this Smiley at the top of the sign.
So much is missed in just driving by these signs. Stopping, even for a quick minute, means you will be rewarded with little discoveries.
526 S. Bascom Ave.