Landmark Clown Sign of Closed New Jersey Drive-In to Be Preserved

The Route 35 drive-in, a vestige of car culture with a white-and-red striped roof resembling an old-fashioned circus tent, closed in 2017

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  • A clown sign that has smiled on motorists at a now-demolished New Jersey drive-in for two-thirds of a century will be preserved
  • Developers of a strip mall at the Wall Township site say they will donate the Circus Drive-In sign for preservation and display elsewhere
  • The Route 35 drive-in, a vestige of car culture with a white-and-red striped roof resembling an old-fashioned circus tent, closed in 2017

Officials say a clown sign that has smiled on motorists at a now-demolished New Jersey drive-in for two-thirds of a century will be preserved.

NJ.com reports that developers of a strip mall at the Wall Township site say they will donate the Circus Drive-In sign for preservation and display elsewhere.

The Route 35 drive-in, a vestige of car culture with a white-and-red striped roof resembling an old-fashioned circus tent, closed in 2017.

Developer Circus Partners LLC bought the site then, demolished the building last year, and last week won planning board approval for the strip mall.

But attorney Tim Middleton said the red, yellow, green and white sign featuring a smiling clown's face will be offered to the township in hopes that it will be placed on public view.

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