YBOR CITY, Fla. - A dozen street signs taken down in Ybor City will be auctioned off on October 29.
The signs for the main thoroughfare, "La Setima," were taken down amid controversy over the spelling. Some Ybor residents said the signs were misspelled and would be mocked by Spanish speakers. Others insisted the signs should stay, saying the signs reflected the neighborhood's history.
City officials decided to remove 12 signs and replace them with three different versions. The old signs will be auctioned off on October 29 at the Manheim's auction site at http://www.manheim.com/locations/TBAA/events?WT.svl=loc_index_loclink .
The proceeds will go to Ybor's special tax district which helped pay for the replacement signs.
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