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Skate shop agrees to remove sign

Posted August 19, 2008 5:28 p.m. EDT
Updated August 19, 2008 10:35 p.m. EDT

— The Blount Street Skate Shop in Fayetteville has lost a battle with the city over an unconventional sign.

After old, broken skateboards collected outside the store, Dorian Motowylak began hanging them in a nearby tree. The "shrine" included more than 200 pieces by February, and some called it an eyesore.

"If you break a board, you've earned the right to hang it on the trees," Motowylak said. "To me, it's just beautiful, and the kids love it."

The city called the boards a "snipe sign," or an illegal posting meant to bring in business.