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When I first saw this, I thought it said “JAL.” I also assumed it was a sign for a local business. Well, it is a sign for a Nashville business, but it’s the Nashville branch of chan, that uses this image as its corporate logo. And it’s not JAL, but UAL – United Apparel Liquidators. To give you a sense of scale, the sign is about as wide as car, about six feet or so. I’m including a larger photo below (the crop above is for Facebook sharing). I’ve never put a corporate chain sign on the blog before, but this is different. It just looks cool, and it’s also a little hard to find, situated as it is in a back parking lot, behind the strip of stores on West End that include Bombay Palace¬†and China Dragon. It really stands out on a start black wall, and it’s one of the few pieces of outdoor art in the immediate neighborhood.

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Located at 2918 West End Avenue. The mural faces the parking lot on the back side of the building. There is parking on both sides, but much of the back lot has become paid parking recently. Some of the nearby by side streets have free parking.