CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Cincinnati really strut its stuff during the 2015 All-Star Game, but the time has come to take down the decor – including those beloved mustache statues.
The eight feet wide, 850-pound mustaches sit at 20 locations across the area. FOX19 NOW viewers had strong opinions about the fate of the 'staches when we asked your feedback on Facebook.
The most popular suggestions: Auction the statues for charity or keep them permanently in place.
Despite widespread opinion, the mustaches will be removed at the end of the month. The private donors behind the 'staches will receive their statues around July 28, according to Michael Anderson with the Cincinnati Reds.
There's still good news. The statues on Crosley Terrace and the one at P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy will remain in place.
Most remaining All-Star logos have already come down, but there's another sign people aren't ready to remove.
The pillbox hat and mustache atop the E.W. Scripps building transformed the city skyline and became an iconic All-Star Game symbol. More than 2,000 people have signed an online petition asking to permanently keep that fashion statement in place.
"It's only appropriate that one of the most iconic visuals from the festivities permanently remain in the heart of the city to forever commemorate the event," said Ray and Karen, the 94.9 DJs who started the petition.
Reds officials say the display is blocking the view of tenants on the building's top levels.
Additionally, the flower pots scattered throughout the city have gone on auction. You can bid for your favorite team's flower pot here.