This old neon sign came to light again in 2016, when a narrow 19th-century storefront — once home to a location of the Loft's candy empire — began its transformation from boutique to pizzeria. The newly uncovered glass tubing was intact but (presumably) no longer functional; after the tubing was removed, the open metal channels were dingy, to say the least. Since then the sign has been spiffed up considerably.
It's unclear whether the Loft's sign will remain here or move elsewhere. One report maintains that the new pizzeria, part of the Two Boots chain, "will pay homage to the original neon sign outside with its own neon lettering." But a coppered ceiling — hidden away until recently on a second floor used only for storage — should find new admirers in the pizzeria's upstairs lounge.
Surviving signage, 86 1/2 Nassau St. (Fulton-John Sts.), Manhattan