Below: The Capri Restaurant in its full mature glory, as it was on Jan.30, 2009. The Capri was once the best Italian restaurant in Niagara Falls. The 'Capri' letters were in a deep red neon, on a blue painted shield as a background, the shield itself was outlined in white neon, surrounding the red letters; below, the word 'restaurant' was in a light-green coloured neon. The tall Capri pylon sign was lit with small flashing incandescent bulbs at the right; and backlit fluorescent at the left. The 'Living Room' signs were also fluorescent backlit; at the far right of the building's front can be seen an interior pink-neon sign which read "champagne room".
above: same view, just a year later, on Jan.5, 2010; the restaurant is now gone.
below: Jan.14, 2010 - sparks fly as workers from Feren Signs prepare to remove the Capri sign, which is supported by a crane.
above: Jan.14, 2010 - the Capri sign is craned off the top of the building, where it had stood for decades.
above: Jan.14, 2010 - the Capri sign is lowered onto the ground beside the building.
above: Jan.14, 2010 - with the large main sign laying down, workers continue removing the remaining signs.
For more information on the closing, see here. Above photos by R. Bobak.