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Worcester, Massachusetts

Lois Lane

A comic book store got the road by its shop officially renamed after Superman's girlfriend. 

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In 2011, the owners of That’s Entertainment, a comic book and pop culture store, petitioned the city of Worcester to change the name of a short private road that ran next to their shop to “Lois Lane,” after Clark Kent or Superman’s girlfriend, co-worker, or wife, depending on what continuity you’re partaking in.

At the time, the street was officially named Marmon Place. In August of 2012 the city voted to approve the name change. The sign was put up and a formal naming ceremony took place in December of 2012. The current sign is an official city street sign with all of the markings of any other Worcester city street sign—with one notable exception. While normally street types are abbreviated (St., Ave., etc.), what would be Lois Ln is written out as “Lois Lane.”

In July 2018 the sign, along with the pole to which it was attached, went missing after it was taken down during sidewalk construction and left laid at the side of the building overnight. About one month later, the Lois Lane sign was discovered abandoned behind a nearby shopping plaza, and was returned to the store. The street sign was reinstalled by the Worcester Department of Public Works within a week’s time.

Know Before You Go

Looking at That's Entertainment, Lois Lane is to the right. Plenty of metered parking on Park Ave., but free parking is available on Lois Lane.

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