Red Arrow Diner Refurbishes Historical Neon Sign to Preserve Piece of Manchester History

We had a diner-iffic celebration! Thanks to all who came out to show your support of our dedication to Manchester history. Click here to view photos of our wonderful diners who stopped by to show their support and celebrate the grand unveiling with us!

Red Arrow Diner is excited to announce the unveiling of our refurbished original neon sign at our flagship Manchester, New Hampshire location. We recently pulled a massive switcheroo on our loyal fans and customers by swapping our iconic neon sign shown here for a flat placeholder sign.

The original neon sign was originally used for George’s Apparel in downtown Manchester and rescued by Red Arrow Diner owner Carol Lawrence. She transformed this historic sign into a neon beacon for the Red Arrow Diner Manchester location nearly 25 years ago.

Recently, the original sign’s neons had stopped lighting the way to the diner and the Red Arrow Diner management decided to refurbish the historical beacon, keeping as much as possible of the original structure. Working with NH Signs, a local and respected vendor, Red Arrow Diner replaced the historical neon capsules to LED lights that will shine on just like traditional neons.

Red Arrow Diner invites our wonderful diners to join us for lunch and the grand unveiling of the refurbished icon on Wednesday, May 30th from 11:30am-1:30pm. Starting at 11:30am, our grills will be set up outside and open for business for hot dogs and hamburgers. Lunch patrons are invited step outside for a delicious lunch to help us celebrate this occasion.

“As a historical landmark of Manchester, the Red Arrow Diner accepts the challenge of preserving the history of our great city,” said Red Arrow Diner owner Carol Lawrence. “I was thrilled to repurpose the original sign from George’s Apparel, another historical Manchester business, and it is my honor to continue using our original neon sign for as long as it continues to be a beacon for good food and great times at the Red Arrow Diner.”