Café has no plans to remove phallic sign

Will Lerner
Odd NewsApril 17, 2014 is telling everyone about Market Place & Café in Arlington, Virginia. The business has a sign with a symbol on it so phallic that people can’t help but wonder what it is actually supposed to represent, if not what it really, really looks like. The Arlington, Virginia news and culture website reports that it’s a real sign on a real establishment in Arlington’s Ballston (real name) neighborhood.

View photos tried speaking with the business’s owner, but writes, “The restaurant’s owner declined requests for comment, demanding that an employee leave the store after identifying himself as a reporter — but before even getting a chance to ask about the sign.” So, for now, people must wonder what the sign’s symbol is supposed to represent if not, well, you know. It's possible it's a mustachioed man wearing a chef's hat, judging from this picture that shows the symbol in color from Yelp user Steve L:

(Yelp/Steve L.)
(Yelp/Steve L.)

According to reviews on Yelp, the café and its sign have been around since at least 2009. By the way, those reviews are excellent.

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