Photo Credit: On Taking Pictures

Photo Credit: On Taking Pictures

Contrary to rumors that were swirling the Internet earlier today, the iconic Kentile Floors sign atop the former flooring factory at 9th Street and 2nd Avenue in Gowanus is not coming down any time soon.

We’re not exactly sure where the rumors started, but Gothamist got to the bottom of the issue today by contacting BKR Partners, a company that represents Regal Home Collection, the building’s owners.  Bryan Kanerek of BKR had this to say:

The sign’s not going anywhere. We love the sign. We have a lot of respect for it.

Check this link for a little history about the sign and the Kentile Floors, which employed over 400 people in the 1960s but closed in 1992. We’re glad to be able to enjoy the sign from the F and G trains passing over the Culver Viaduct and from the Gowanus Expressway for years to come.