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An array of vintage neon signs collected by the owner of the Prime Mfg. Co. building at the corner of Washington and Union Streets, David Waller. Waller started seriously collecting in the 70s, largely taking pieces from old Boston, but never shying away from a unique piece such as a vintage McDonald's sign. Pieces from his collection can be seen hanging and lit up on the side of the building as part of the Beyond Walls public art installations.

When you promise people fried chicken, you’d better deliver. That’s the lesson you can draw from this week’s most visited story on itemlive.com. Readers also were drawn to stories about the Lynn mayoral debate, crime, and one of those places you pass by everyday and wonder, “what goes on in there?”

Here are this week’s top stories on Itemlive.com

Why hasn’t the new Popeyes in Lynn opened yet?: First the banner said the beloved fried chicken chain would open in 11 days. Mysteriously, the sign said 14 days the next morning. But company sources now saw the delays are behind them and the Boston Street eatery will open its doors on Oct. 19.

Body found on Revere Beach: Police said there were no signs of trauma on the body of a woman found on Revere Beach Thursday.

Lynn Police stay busy, respond to two shootings, armed robbery, man arrested after pursuit: Officers had a busy weekend and start to this week, with several violent incidents reported Sunday through Monday.

Kennedy, McGee spar over budget in Lynn mayoral debate: Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy and her challenger, state Sen. Thomas M. McGee went toe to toe this week, discussing the city’s finances, how to best work with federal immigration efforts, and how Lynn should plan for its future.

PHOTOS: Ever wonder what hides behind the walls of this building in Lynn?: It’s one of those places with an exterior that immediately gets your mind wandering. The Prime Manufacturing building in downtown Lynn is home to some of the most distinctive old neon signs from the region. This photo essay allows readers to experience a little tour of mid-century Massachusetts.

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