PLACERVILLE (CBS13) – There’s controversy in Placerville after Rite Aid tried to get its logo removed from a sign with a noose on it.

The name of the shopping center is Hangtown Village. It got its name from the town’s historical nickname, “Hangtown”.

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But rite aid says regardless of its historical significance, they don’t want to be associated with the noose.

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According to the Mountain Democrat, Rite Aid had the sign boarded up after the shopping center owners refused to take it down because of a contractual obligation.

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Those boards have since been removed