Close  
  • share this

Restaurant sign approved after concerns it was offensive

/ 09:40 PM January 21, 2019
Pho Keene Great

Photo from the Facebook account of Pho Keene Great

KEENE, New Hampshire — Officials in a New Hampshire city have approved a restaurant sign that initially was removed over concerns that it sounded like a profanity.

The name of the Vietnamese restaurant in a public building next to City Hall in Keene is a play on words. It calls itself by the name of a soup, which is spelled P-H-O, but is pronounced “fuh,” followed by the words “Keene Great.”

ADVERTISEMENT

It’s scheduled to open March 1.

City Manager Elizabeth Dragon said in an email the sign was approved Friday and is in compliance. She said no one had submitted written permission to put up any sign until Jan. 4.

FEATURED STORIES

Dragon said officials decided to let the community “decide what they think of the sign and how they interpret it.” /atm

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: controversial restaurant sign, Pho Keene Great
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.



© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.