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Readers React to Rosebud Sign

After Patch let its readers know what the Village was doing about Rosebud's 4 x 8 sign advertising catering and party trays, 34 readers let everyone know their thoughts. If you haven't weighed in yet, now is your chance.

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.

Linda Lou April 14, 2012 at 11:48 AM
Congrats to Rosebud for doing the right thing and taking it down! This is OVER!!
Amy April 14, 2012 at 12:18 PM
Who cares!!!??? It's a sign advertising something rosebud has to offer. If you don't like it don't look at it. Geez pretentious snobs that think they know everything are deerfields real problem...
barry April 14, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Groupon? ...$3000.00 ...Wedeal?...$2800.00 Email advertisement?....$3000.00....mail flyer or postcard?...$5000.00 Printing for in house advertising of catering and design?...$3000.00 Tacky signage on Waukegon Road?....$175.00 plus an annoying pain in our rears .) Clint Case is doing his job as it should be done. (As he always has) It seems to me one is not going to order catering from a place they haven't walked in, sat down and dined at.....so an in house announcement should suffice. And again...we need to pursue other business entities that do not as yet have a presence in Deerfield (like Levy restaurants and Lettuce Entertain You) to find out if they might find opportunities in Deerfield (of which there are many) profitable, and if they provide reasons why they would NOT be profitable, listen to those reasons, and local government should look to address them as they can. Someone, such as Harriett, can make a phone call, set up a meeting and get it done. ....I'm just sayin'.
Life is Good April 14, 2012 at 02:04 PM
All you in Deerfield should continue to worry about the stupid sign. Don't worry that stores and restaurants keep closing. Just read that Best Buy in Deerfield is closing.
Amy April 14, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Lettuce entertain you restaraunts suck they are big corporations with poor quality food.
Howard April 14, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Doesn't Rosebud own the property and pay property taxes? Do we want a tax base here in Deerfield? get over it
Life is Good April 14, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Don't you have anything else to worry about?
Phil Abuster April 14, 2012 at 04:46 PM
If you want to talk about ugly just look at the huge ugly parking lot we have in Deerfield Square that was so poorly planned out or what about the ugly mess we have on the corner of Waukegan and Deerfield Road where every holiday we hang the ugliest and cheapest looking decorations. Compared to the suburbs surrounding our area the Rosebud sign isn't making Deerfield look less charming, get over it folks.
barry April 14, 2012 at 05:27 PM
AMY.....OUCH! SUGGESTIONS PLEASE?
Susan April 14, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Maybe our village leadership should spend less time worrying about a silly sign, and should instead look at ways to lure quality stores and restaurants to our area. Best Buy's closing will hurt us, but is not unexpected given the recent reports on the popularity of internet sites. But the village board should be on top of this and be looking at ways to replace tenants and advertising revenue. The sign issue is a one phone call effort..not something any elected officials should be spending time on.
barry April 14, 2012 at 07:57 PM
Susan....our elected officials are our ambassadors that represent our interests. That's the way it works. Its part of the job description .
Susan April 14, 2012 at 11:14 PM
I hope they are in tune with our interests and not simply focussed on small town minutia. Our "ambassadors"" should be planning, and always trying to lure businesses that will help Deerfield improve and prosper.
Amy April 15, 2012 at 11:25 AM
We need to do something with deerbrook mall. Nothing in that mall draws people into deerfield. Id rather drive to Vernon hills to shop at their best buy because there are so many stores in Vernon hills, and there is a big mall, and a movie theater.
carl coulson April 15, 2012 at 12:13 PM
And in a different article concern about why business is leaving and closing down in Deerfield. Take a look in the mirror when you put the next restriction, pass the next ordinance, hike the next tax.

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