Iconic Record Town Sign Back In Fort Worth
FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - Today an iconic piece of Fort Worth history is finally back where it belongs.
Record Town was built in 1957, making it one of the oldest record stores in Texas. It’s iconic neon sign - featuring Nipper the RCA Dog - was added in ‘58. The sign was an instant hit.
“I mean, just look at it,” Record Town owner Sherri Mecke said. “It just looks super cool.”
The sign hung above Record Town, across the street from TCU, for decades. Sometime in the 1990s, Mecke said the sign’s neon stopped working. But didn’t stop people from loving it’s look, and over time it became a local icon.
Last year Record Town relocated, and its beloved sign went in for repairs. Today, the sign is finally back, and fully operational.
“It feels like we’re finally, officially open,” Mecke said. “We’ve been open for a year, but now it feels real.”
Tonight, for the first time in decades, the bright neon piece of history will once again light up the city of Fort Worth.
“To think that you’ll be able to look over and see it while driving down I-30...that’s pretty cool,” Mecke said.