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The perfect solution to bathroom signage: Use the Prince symbol

The gender-neutral bathrooms at Meyers + Chang are adorned with the Prince symbol.
The gender-neutral bathrooms at Meyers + Chang are adorned with the Prince symbol.Alexis Weinrich

Where Myers + Chang

What Bathroom doors painted with the gender-neutral symbol used by late pop star Prince.

Whose Idea Make no mistake: The crew at Christopher Myers and Joanne Chang’s Asian diner are huge Prince fans. Fittingly, the idea to switch out an “M” and “W” to indicate their men’s and women’s bathrooms took root shortly after the star died in April. “Our general manager, Kristi McNeil, loves Prince,” explains colleague Alexis Weinrich, who painted the crimson symbols on both doors. “It’s a perfect, all-inclusive symbol for everyone, and it gives Prince a little love. We were all really sad, and this was just a light bulb moment for us. We’d been thinking of changing the signs to say ‘Anyone’ and ‘Everyone,’ but this fit.” Some customers are perplexed when deciding which bathroom to use, though, now that either one is fair game. “It’s funny,” says Weinrich. “Some people get it right away — but others are a bit confused and aren’t sure which gender symbol it is.” Just the way Prince would like it.

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Myers + Chang, 1145 Washington St., South End, Boston, 617-542-5200, www.myersandchang.com


Kara Baskin can be reached at kcbaskin@gmail.com. Follow her on Twitter @kcbaskin.