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BOSTON - OCTOBER 10: Boston Red Sox fan Andrew Gelles walks in front of the Boston landmark Citgo sign October 10, 2003 across from Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Hotels and restaurants anticipate a strong weekend, as vacationers and conventioneers combine with visiting Yankees fans, baseball officials, and out-of-town media crews, bring in extra money to boost the cities economy. (Photo by William B. Plowman/Getty Images)

“LIVE POULTRY Fresh KILLED.” It’s not as iconic as the CITGO sign in Kenmore Square, but the Mayflower Poultry sign is certainly a legendary landmark.


First reported by Marc Hurwitz on Boston Restaurant Talk, Mayflower Poultry is closing up shop in East Cambridge, and the “LIVE POULTRY Fresh KILLED sign, visible for years on Cambridge St., will be auctioned off. As the Globe’s Kevin Slane puts it:



Mayflower plans to move operations to the Boston Meat Market. We’ll keep you posted on the fate of the sign.