A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from March 25, 2021
“Sorry we’re closed but still awesome” (store sign)

"Come in, we’re awesome” (or “Come in, we’re open and awesome” is a store sign that has been printed on many images. “Come in, we’re awesome” is a joke on “Come in, we’re open.”

“Sorry we’re closed but still awesome” is a store sign that has been printed on many images, and is often on the reverse side of the “Come in...” message.

“Come in, We’re awesome!” was posted on Twitter by The Roaming Pint on July 23, 2013. “Come in, we’re AWESOME!” was posted on Twitter by Janet Jackowski on August 29, 2013. “Come In We’re Awesome - Funny Retail Store or Restaurant Open Signage on Corrugated Plastic” was posted on Twitter by Julien H. on October 26, 2013.

“Come in, we are awesome” was printed in Pembroke (ON) Observer on April 26, 2014. “Our sign on the classroom door reads ‘Come in. We are awesome’” was posted on Twitter by Melissa Follin on October 28, 2014. “‘Come In. We are awesome; Started to imagine all the places one might see this sign: hospital rooms,… https://instagram.com/p/4naXbRj4FV/” was posted on Twitter by Ayleyaell Kinder on July 1, 2015.

“Come in! We’re open and awesome!!” was posted on Facebook by Ayleyaell Kinder on July 1, 2015. “Come in we’re open and awesome!! Love this sign that more places of business should have!! @… https://instagram.com/p/BRoGpmwFNgH/” was posted on Twitter by Daniel Smrokowski on March 14, 2017.

“Closed but still awesome. #vscocam #latergram @ Tri-Dee Arts http://instagram.com/p/sa_ExxqwIA/” was posted on Twitter by William Azaroff on September 1, 2014.
“Double-Sided Open Closed Funny Retail Store Sign - Come In We’re Awesome : Closed But Still Awesome” was posted on Twitter by Beadle Bug Vintage on November 6, 2014. “Double-Sided Open Closed Funny Retail Store Sign - Come In We’re Awesome : Closed But Still Awesome” was posted on Twitter by Paulette Lawhorn on January 3, 2015.

“We’re closed, but still awesome!” was posted on Twitter by Online Biz Smarts on September 1, 2015. “sorry we are closed but still awesome #flickr https://flic.kr/p/RoX2e5” was posted on Twitter by Sand Fest on January 27, 2017. “Sorry, we’re closed. But still awesome” was posted on Twitter by J Clams on April 23, 2017. “Unfortunately this quaint little library was closed on Monday, but their sign read ‘We’re closed but still awesome!’ Made me chuckle” was posted on Twitter by Meghan Davis on June 15, 2017. “Sorry we are CLOSED but still awesome” was posted on Twitter by Front Signs on August 17, 2018.


Twitter
The Roaming Pint
@TheRoamingPint
Come in, We’re awesome! @TwoGunsDistillery #whiskey #moonshine #distillery #colorado #bestbartenderever http://instagram.com/p/cIRzn8IFSG/
8:57 PM · Jul 23, 2013·Instagram

Twitter
Janet Jackowski
@JanetJackowski
“Come in, we’re AWESOME!”
@PeelSchools
10:03 AM · Aug 29, 2013 from Peel, Ontario·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Julien H.
@Ju_Ergo
Come In We’re Awesome - Funny Retail Store or Restaurant Open Signage on Corrugated Plastic - Second http://pinterest.com/pin/130956301638205254/
6:10 AM · Oct 26, 2013·Pinterest

Twitter
AWE!Some Crochet
@ginarenay
Come In We’re Awesome - Funny Retail Store or Restaurant Open Signage on Corrugated Plastic - Second http://pinterest.com/pin/189151253073838224/
12:48 AM · Dec 30, 2013·Pinterest

26 April 2014, Pembroke (ON) Observer, “New guide shakes things up in Ontario’s Highlands,” pg. A6:
PEMBROKE -"Come in, we are awesome,” reads one of the images found within the first few pages of the Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization’s (OHTO) new Tourism Starts With You guide.

Twitter
William Azaroff
@wazaroff
Closed but still awesome. #vscocam #latergram @ Tri-Dee Arts http://instagram.com/p/sa_ExxqwIA/
7:39 PM · Sep 1, 2014 from Mount Vernon, WA·Instagram

Twitter
Cassie V
@sweetcrv
My favorite post on Crowdtap’s FB is a photo on 7/21 “Come In. We Are Awesome”. I want a sign like that http://on.fb.me/WtZU5H #crowdtappers
11:18 AM · Sep 7, 2014·Crowdtap

Twitter
Xtraordinary Women
@XOrdinaryWomen
BUSINESS INSPIRATION: Come In… We’re awesome! Isn’t this a great sign to have outside your business?
2:00 AM · Oct 8, 2014·Buffer

Twitter
Melissa Follin
@vabeachteach
Our sign on the classroom door reads “Come in. We are awesome.” This signpost discussion is a perfect example!
10:21 AM · Oct 28, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Beadle Bug Vintage
@BeadleBugDecor
Double-Sided Open Closed Funny Retail Store Sign - Come In We’re Awesome : Closed But Still Awesome http://pinterest.com/pin/407786941233858904/
5:25 PM · Nov 6, 2014·Pinterest

Twitter
Wine World
@vineexp
Thx @TrentoAntonio by http://instagram.com/p/xMz-emuDce/ Closed -but still- Awesome!
Our Tasting Room is CLOSED for the Ho…
1:11 PM · Dec 29, 2014·IFTTT

Twitter
Paulette Lawhorn
@prelude2A
Double-Sided Open Closed Funny Retail Store Sign - Come In We’re Awesome : Closed But Still Awesome http://pinterest.com/pin/195554808795785050/
11:37 PM · Jan 3, 2015·Pinterest

24 January 2015, Toronto (ON) Star, “The Borough serves up Britannia, with all the fixings” by Amy Pataki, pg. L8, col. 3:
“Come in, we’re awesome,” says the sign in the window. At night, candlelight sets a mellow mood as jazz plays.

Twitter
josephine trusela
@JTrusela
Double-Sided Open Closed Funny Retail Store Sign - Come In We’re Awesome : Closed But Still Awesome http://pinterest.com/pin/270919733810231355/
1:15 AM · Jan 29, 2015·Pinterest

Twitter
Annie E Johnson
@Dramatic_Annie
“Come in, we’re Awesome.”
Best storefront sign I’ve seen.
6:54 PM · May 10, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Newspapers.com
17 May 2015, The News Leader (Staunton, VA), “Black Sheep Coffee a welcome distraction” by Kirsten Moore, pg. 3E, col. 4:
A sign on the door says, “Come In, We’re Awesome!” It does not lie.

Twitter
sundrenchedmoments
@sunmoments
Double-Sided Open Closed Funny Retail Store Sign - Come In We’re Awesome : Closed But Still Awesome http://pinterest.com/pin/26951297747263031/
11:49 PM · May 23, 2015·Pinterest

Twitter
Ayleyaell Kinder
@Lightkin
“Come In. We are awesome” Started to imagine all the places one might see this sign: hospital rooms,… https://instagram.com/p/4naXbRj4FV/
9:45 PM · Jul 1, 2015·Instagram

Twitter
Online Biz Smarts
@OnlineBizSmarts
“We’re closed, but still awesome!”
(A double-sided sign of “COME IN WE’RE AWESOME” and “CLOSED BUT STILL AWESOME” is shown.—ed.)
2:03 PM · Sep 1, 2015·Post Planner Inc.

Twitter
Mary Ann Paris
@maryflippinann
#iaacon15 Givable greetings - “come in! We are awesome!” Flipside: “closed. But still awesome”
11:18 AM · Sep 17, 2015·Twitter for Android

Facebook
Alegna Soap
November 21, 2015 at 10:16 AM ·
At Holy Trinity high school until 4 pm today. Come in! We’re open and awesome!!
("COME IN WE’RE OPEN AND AWESOME” is shown on a sign.—ed.)

Twitter
Sand Fest
@nchenga
sorry we are closed but still awesome #flickr https://flic.kr/p/RoX2e5
1:11 AM · Jan 27, 2017·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Daniel Smrokowski
@podmandan
Come in we’re open and awesome!! Love this sign that more places of business should have!! @… https://instagram.com/p/BRoGpmwFNgH/
1:17 PM · Mar 14, 2017 from La Grange Park, IL·Instagram

Twitter
J Clams
@aclambake
“Sorry, we’re closed. But still awesome”
10:56 AM · Apr 23, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Rachelle Villarreal
@OMG_It_Rachelle
The Hilltop Cafe in my town has a sign that says “open, because we’re awesome” and “closed, but still awesome”. Bless them!
3:26 PM · May 15, 2017·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Meghan Davis
@MeghanDavisVT
Unfortunately this quaint little library was closed on Monday, but their sign read ‘We’re closed but still awesome!’ Made me chuckle…
6:50 AM · Jun 15, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Tiga
@TIGAGambia
Come In we’re OPEN and AWESOME! Mon - Sat 10am to 6pm, Djembe Hotel. #TiGA #Handmade #Wax #supportyourown #weleadothersfollow
1:45 PM · Sep 5, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Studio 24E
@Studio24E
Come in we’re #open and #awesome ! #farmhousestyle #fixerupper #style #home #reuse #upcycle… https://instagram.com/p/BZHCLnqg8OK/
1:14 PM · Sep 16, 2017·Instagram

Twitter
Kathy Grayson
@kathygrayson
“We’re Closed But Still Awesome!” by far the most irritating sign I see on my walk home. Just be closed! It’s fine you are allowed to just be closed
9:47 PM · Mar 2, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Domain (Australia)
Belgrave: Is it Melbourne’s cutest end-of-a-train-line suburb?
JAYNE D’ARCY MAR 13, 2018
“Closed! But still AWESOME” says the sign on a Belgrave shop door on its busy Burwood Highway shopping strip. It’s a public holiday, but the shopowners don’t seem to care that they’re missing out on the tourist/daytripper trade. They get it all the time, public holiday or not.

Twitter
eimajunknown
@simageunknown
I appreciate your confidence, local bakery! (The reverse side says “Sorry we’re closed but still awesome”)
("COME IN WE’RE OPEN AND AESOME” is shown on a sign.—ed.)
6:40 PM · Apr 18, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Spottacus (➡ re-emerging)
@Spottacus
“Closed… But still awesome”—sign at @sixthcourse, 14th St, San Francisco, just now.
("SORRY WE’RE CLOSED BUT STILL AWESOME” is shown on a sign.—ed.)
11:10 PM · May 1, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Front Signs
@frontsigns
Sorry we are CLOSED but still awesome
("SORRY WE’RE CLOSED BUT STILL AWESOME” is shown on a sign.—ed.)
#FridayMotivation #HappyFriday #GoodVibes
6:15 PM · Aug 17, 2018·Buffer

Twitter
rogan lechthaler
@roganlechthaler
We’re open and awesome, and Closed but still awesome signs are not awesome.
10:06 PM · Dec 2, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
mack
@suitsbaer
The bail bonds place in downtown Seattle has one of those “Come in, we’re OPEN and awesome” signs.
12:00 AM · Jun 8, 2020·Twitter for Android

Daily Local News
GWCC creates ‘Closed But Still Awesome’ signs for local businesses
MediaNews Group Apr 30, 2020
WEST CHESTER — Last week, the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce announced the creation of “Closed But Still Awesome” posters available for free to local businesses. These posters are designed to boost morale and generate solidarity within the Chester County region’s business community, while communicating to customers which businesses are closed during the pandemic.

(Trademark)
Word Mark COME IN WE’RE AWESOME
Goods and Services IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: (Based on Intent to Use) Stationery; corrugated boxes; plastic film for packaging; paper pennants; (Based on 44(e)) price tags; posters; stickers; paper labels; decals; heat transfer paper; iron-on transfers; greeting cards; postcards; envelopes; writing pads; paper, gift or trash bags; cardboard, paper boxes; book marks; book plates; paper coasters; paper napkins; correspondence cards; brochures in the fields of business store promotions, openings and marketing and advertising; pamphlets in the fields of business store promotions, openings and marketing and advertising; business cards; bumper stickers; paper-based packaging; corrugated cardboard; packing cardboard; paper; paper bags; paper boxes; paper flags; paper stationery; paper tablecloths; paper towels; trash bags; pencil cases; rubber bands; rubber stamps; temporary tattoo transfers; day planners; desk mats; planners, namely, journals, notebooks, day books, and calendar notebooks made of paper; blackboards; stationery agendas; gift boxes; paper gift cards; gift certificates made of paper; paper plastic or metallic gift wrap; newsletters in the fields of business store promotions, openings and marketing and advertising; newspapers; notecards; notebooks; notepads; sketchbooks; sketch pads; souvenir books and programs in the fields of business store promotions, openings and marketing and advertising; printed paper signs; signage made of paper; cardboard signboards; printed paper flags
IC 024. US 042 050. G & S: (Based on Intent to Use) Cloth, felt, or plastic pennants; (Based on 44(e)) coasters of textile; table napkins of textile; wall hangings of textile; printed plastic or cloth flags; printed fabric signage panels; gift wrap of fabric; cloth labels
IC 027. US 019 020 037 042 050. G & S: (Based on Intent to Use) Bathmats; (Based on 44(e)) rugs; doormats; floormats; non-textile wall hangings; wallpaper; vinyl wall coverings
IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: (Based on Intent to Use) Operation of an online variety and gift retail store and variety and gift retail store services; online wholesale and retail store services featuring price tags, sun catchers, posters, doormats, stickers, labels, decals, heat transfers, iron-on transfers, greeting cards, postcards, stationery, envelopes, writing pads, bags, boxes, packaging, book marks, book plates, coasters, napkins, and correspondence cards, digital media, namely, graphic design, web design, blog banners and icons, brochures, pamphlets, business cards, marketing materials, bumper stickers, addressing of envelopes, packaging, corrugated cardboard, packing cardboard, paper, paper bags, paper boxes, paper coasters, paper flags, paper stationery, paper tablecloths, paper towels, trash bags, waste basket, pencil cases, rubber bands, rubber stamps, temporary tattoos, day planners, desk mats, planners, blackboards, stationery agendas, gift boxes, gift cards, gift certificates, gift wrap, newsletters, newspapers, notecards, notebooks, notepads, sketchbooks, sketchpads, souvenir books and programs, pennants, printed flags, pinback buttons, keytags, signs, signage, signboards, carpets, rugs, mats and matting, floor coverings, wall hangings, wallpaper, vinyl wall coverings, shower curtains, pillows, art prints, framed art prints, canvas prints, metal prints, wall tapestries, throw pillows, rectangular pillows, wall clocks, throw blankets, duvet covers, coffee mugs, beach towels, metal travel mugs, window curtains, hand and bath towels, pillow shams, tote bags, stationery cards, bath mats, cell phone cases, laptop sleeves, and carry-all bags; creating and updating marketing material; addressing of envelopes
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 87338369
Filing Date February 16, 2017
Current Basis 1B;44E
Original Filing Basis 1B;44D
Published for Opposition October 6, 2020
Owner (APPLICANT) Faye, Stephanie INDIVIDUAL CANADA 192-4 Lakeshore Road East Oakville, Ontario CANADA L6J 1H6
Attorney of Record Dineen Pashoukos Wasylik
Priority Date August 17, 2016
Type of Mark TRADEMARK. SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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