MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — People in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood gathered near a recently-closed Arby’s restaurant to commemorate the end of an era Friday night.

The vintage sign in front of the Arby’s on Lake and Emerson avenues came down earlier this week.

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Last month, the restaurant closed abruptly after 47 years in business.

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A fiery hula-hooper plies her trade at the Arby’s vigil (credit: CBS)

A candlelight vigil was held outside the restaurant Friday night, despite the single-digit temperatures.

“I mean, I like their food but this isn’t necessarily about the location closing as much as we’re losing this iconic sign that’s been around for half a century,” said Noah Hevey, who started a tribute to the sign on Facebook.

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The first 100 people tonight received a free roast beef sandwich.