It’s official: as part of its renovation of 36 Cooper Square, home of the Village Voice et alia, Hartz Mountain Industries is removing our publication’s name from the cornice over the first floor. Hartz Mountain Assistant Vice President Brian Chabrunn confirms that, as part of the renovations to the building, the letters will be eradicated. The plan is to make the place look “like it did years ago,” Chabrunn says. He also says the removal of our name is “no secret” though, as we mentioned earlier, nobody told us.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 27, 2008