Hamtramck, Michigan: 30-Foot-Tall Neon Kielbasa Sign

30-foot-tall neon sausage draws hungry eyes to the Kowalski Sausage Company building.
Address:
2270 Holbrook St, Hamtramck, MI
Directions:
Kowalski Sausage Co. Just north of downtown Detroit. I-75 exit 55, then a quick right onto Holbrook St. 2270 Holbrook St.
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Neon kielbasa.

30-Foot-Tall Neon Kielbasa Sign

T

he neon Kielbasa sign definitely lights up. In the early morning you see the smoke coming from the exhaust fans and you can smell the smoked sausage!

[Laura Lisiscki, 02/20/2018]

Husk of the kielbasa sign.

30-ft tall Neon Kielbasa Sign

All that remains of the kielbasa is the metal shell of the sign -- no paint, neon, or maintenance in years; identifiable only by its shape and the address given in RA. The business no longer exists at this location.

[Andrea Rymill, 06/06/2015]

Sept. 2015: Tipster Albin B. writes: "The reports of its death are greatly exaggerated. The sign was just out for repairs and the the factory is running as usual."

A big neon kielbasa in Michigan.

30-ft tall Kielbasa

There is a 30-ft tall neon kielbasa on the Kowalski Sausage building in Hamtramck, Michigan on Holbrook St. In my travels this morning, I took the freeway and photographed the sign for you. At night, it glows -- a big wiener beacon. Hamtramck is an old, working class, ethnic city, in the middle of Detroit, home of Poles, Eastern Europeans, and a mix of many ethnic peoples,they have a great festival every Labor Day weekend where they shut down the main drag for about a mile and have food and drink booths, and live music and parades, much drinking and decadence and kielbasa consumption!

[Jay Tingley, 03/10/1998]

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