Now that strawberry has been uprooted to make way for highway improvements.
The News and Observer reports
With wooden beams, Sheetrock and foam, Lee Berry built the world’s largest strawberry – a 20-foot monument to his homemade ice cream business, a red-and-yellow beacon so garish and eye-catching that the beach traffic couldn’t help but stop for a lick.But this story comes with an all-too-American twist. Berry is suing the state.
Then state government shut him down, took his land by eminent domain, wrote him a check for his life’s work – and evicted his 16,000-pound, fruit-shaped building for the sake a new bypass.
...He hoisted his strawberry onto a flatbed truck and hauled it one mile north, taking up both lanes of U.S. 220 along the way. He plunked it down on a new patch of land and started back churning out triple-scoop waffle cones.