The 4 x 8 foot sign in front of advertising its catering and party trays can stay until Thursday, but Patch readers wasted no time letting people know what they thought.
After Patch published its story Wednesday in response to in the Village, 34 people let us know their thoughts on the sign.
Before the readers began to comment, Village Trustee William Seiden had already asked Deerfield staff to look at the issue and Code Enforcement Supervisor Clint Case said there will be more scrutiny.
“Way to go, Bill,” reader Linda Lou wrote complimenting Seiden for his vigilance.
Another reader, Jane Stein, was very direct in her comments about the sign. “The Rosebud sign is hideous. I feel as if someone is screaming at me when I drive by.
Reader William Krudop takes a more practical approach. He wants people who do not like the sign to vote with their feet.
“I guess folks who don't approve of the sign could just not patronize them until it comes down” Krudop writes. “Convince enough other folks and the sign might not return. Sign goes up, business goes down. Sign comes down, business goes up.”
Jana Rose defends the sign thinking it could help Rosebud through a slow economy made slower by road construction in the area.
“While business continue to close due to the economy and continued massive road construction (i.e. Woodfire), we have a business trying desperately to get the word out that they do something you maybe wouldn't have thought of them for,” Rose writes, ‘To have it out long enough to figure most area residents have seen it seems harmless and reasonable to me.”
Amy Parker was very direct in her opinion. “I think the sign is ugly, too big, and obnoxiously placed,” she writes. “Lots of non-ugly, smaller, and less-obnoxious ways to advertise services!!! Yuck.”
Feel free to add your thoughts to the debate.