A network of thieves is banking on someone caring enough about the now-shuttered Beatrice Inn that they'll actually pay real money to retrieve its stolen sign. The Imaginary Socialite received the above image last night via a text from a blocked phone number—it shows the sign has been removed from the old Beatrice, and now resides in someone's apartment.
After a few exchanges, the thieves say the sign "can belong to anyone. Our network has both signs and our network has an email for them: BeatriceSign@gmail.com." Two signs! We really hope Chloë Sevigny is coordinating a sting operation right now.