Green Frog Market sends famous sign to Museum of Neon Art

Green Frog Market sends famous sign to Museum of Neon Art
Locally owned Green Frog Market is seen Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Alta Vista Drive and Bernard Street, where it operated since 1946. The historic market closed in January 2013.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The city's iconic Green Frog Market neon sign is headed south.

The market closed earlier this month. Green Frog Market, which called itself Bakersfield's first supermarket, operated at Alta Vista Drive and Bernard Street since 1946.

Owner Scott Hair told Eyewitness News that the store's sign, locally famous, is being transferred to the Museum of Neon Art in Glendale. He said the museum contacted him years ago, interested in adding the sign to its collection.

Hair also said the museum in Glendale is the right home for his sign, as opposed to displaying it somewhere in Bakersfield. He said the Museum of Neon Art has the expertise to care for the sign.