“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:
Added context: 75+ years old, catered to primarily immigrant clientele (during the LPFK era), disappearing because of gentrification/insane real estate prices pic.twitter.com/YWq6JZo3x3— Kevin Slane (@kslane) August 4, 2021
Mayflower plans to move operations to the Boston Meat Market. We’ll keep you posted on the fate of the sign.