Debate over vintage Coke sign settled

February 24, 2012 8:31:49 PM PST
The debate over a 1930s era Coca-Cola sign covering the side of a Bernal Heights home appears to be over.

The San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously approved Thursday night a conditional permit for the sign.

The 15-by-7 foot sign was rediscovered during a 1991 remodel of the home.

Some neighbors took issue with the corporate message, arguing it promoted a sugary drink and sent a dangerous message to students at a nearby elementary school.

The building owner has maintained that since no one's paying him, it's not an ad.