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Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Neon: Moon Winx Lodge Sign (Gone) Team Field Report

East edge of the city. I-20 exit 79 (Cottondale). Drive north, following University Blvd E., for 5.5 miles. Moon Winx Lodge will be on the right, between 8th St. and 34th Ave.
Hauled away March 27, 2023.

Moon Winx Lodge sign.

Neon: Moon Winx Lodge Sign

Winking moon neon sign, dating from 1960, is considered a classic of mid-century roadside design. Sold and hauled away on March 27, 2023, destination unknown. Report... [02/08/2020]

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Moon Winx Sign

As of March 2023 the iconic Moon Winx sign at the Moon Winx Lodge has been sold and removed -- after the Lodge itself was closed due to multiple code violations. Local news states that the sign will be relocated and displayed in Birmingham, Alabama.

[Tracy Brock, 04/05/2023]

The Lodge owner had been trying to sell the sign for years. It was hauled away on March 27, 2023.

Moon Winx.

Moon Winx Sign

The iconic Moon Winx neon sign in Tuscaloosa is for sale and will be gone soon.

[Eric Koch, 09/26/2016]

According to a story in the Tuscaloosa News, owner Jay Patel wants a "decent" price for the sign, and hopes that it will go to the nearby Kentuck Art Center, already home to the Huge Red Dog.

Moon Winx Lodge.

Moon Winx Lodge Sign

It was almost sunset when we passed by the motel, so we called up to see what time they'd turn the neon sign on, and they hung up straight away :(

[Cat Morley, 10/18/2013]

You've been moonwinxed!

Moon Winx Court.

Moon Winx Lodge Sign

The mile-and-a-half wide tornado that ripped through Tuscaloosa on April 27 left an unlikely survivor: the neon Moon Winx Lodge sign. Standing since 1957 -- when Moon Winx Lodge was Moon Winx Court -- the colorful winking crescent moon emerged nearly unscathed despite being surrounded by blasted trees and businesses. The Lodge itself suffered significant damage, but the sign only lost some of its neon tubing, and a local repair crew estimated that it could be turned on again in a couple of days. Moon Winx manager Jay Patel went on local TV and attributed the sign's survival to its sturdy they-don't-build-'em-like-that-anymore construction.

[ Team, 05/25/2011]

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