Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Neon museum a bright idea

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Another location? That’s exciting.

    Comment


    • Maybe force Katz Group to put them up on its development as one of the conditions for the zoning application to have digital advertising on the Stantec Tower.

      Comment


      • Maybe dress up the ugly open air parkades on City Centre Mall with some neon? Or have some of the new developments in the area utilize their blank walls for this purpose.

        Comment


        • ^Katz Group doesn't need the signs or help.
          www.decl.org

          Comment


          • They sure needed help with the arena, which they obviously could have afforded on their own. They also say they need help with the plaza which is 100% privately owned.

            Comment


            • With Lillo
              s Music on Whyte Avenue closing at the end of this year, I hope their sign will be restored and added to the museum.
              Fly Edmonton first. Support EIA

              Comment


              • A few more signs could go on the south side of Mercer building

                How about something really crazy, create a couple archways or so over 104 street where they could mount some neon signs. It could maybe create an interesting effect,
                LRT is our future, time to push forward.

                Comment


                • Went past the old Western Cycle shop yesterday. They need to get that neon sign as well.

                  Comment


                  • ^that would be nice. I think there are a couple signs on the old Baccarat building that would be nice to see in the museum.

                    I also wonder if adding a second part to the museum on 102a ave between 100 st and 101 st would work. It is definitely an area that could use some additional lighting and attractiveness, even after the YMCA building is completely renovated.
                    LRT is our future, time to push forward.

                    Comment


                    • Originally posted by kkozoriz View Post
                      I'd be interested in seeing which other signs they have. Hopefully the old A & W from 109 st is among them.
                      Earls restaurant founder Leroy Earl ‘Bus’ Fuller dies at 90 | Globalnews.ca

                      https://globalnews.ca/news/6009171/e...s-fuller-dies/

                      Comment


                      • Really would like that gigantic A&W sign from the old 109 St. location, plus the CJCA Tiger (if either exist anywhere still).

                        As an ode to local business, (not sure it was neon), but GWG had a warehouse on 99th street at about 45 Ave back in the day with an electrified sign of some sort on the back wall facing Calgary Trail.
                        ... gobsmacked

                        Comment


                        • With Lillo's Music store closeing at the end of the year, it would be nice to see that sign restored and added to the museum.
                          Fly Edmonton first. Support EIA

                          Comment


                          • Now that Axe Music is closing and relocating as Long & McQuade, their guitar sign should be included

                            Story: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmon...osed-1.5361432

                            Shermack said the new store on 118th Avenue and 66th Street is about 25 per cent larger than the old one. The new Long & McQuade Highlands location will employ about 30 people. All of the staff from the old location will be at the new one as well as several new hires.

                            As for the big Axe guitar? Its future is uncertain but it hasn't been forgotten.

                            "The big guitar sign is currently up for sale," said Shermack. "We've been in contact with the city as well for possibly moving it to the neon museum downtown. So that's all in their court right now, but it'd sure be nice for that to go to a new home."
                            “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

                            Comment


                            • It's disheartening that many of the signs have missing/burned out neon tubes and light bulbs. It's not enough to mount them, they have to be maintained as well.
                              Last edited by buildings; 17-11-2019, 10:48 AM.

                              Comment


                              • Originally posted by buildings View Post
                                many of the signs have missing/burned out neon tubes and light bulbs. It's not enough to mount them, they have to be maintained as well.
                                Good point. How many hours have you volunteered?


                                Actually they might welcome cash donations:



                                Neon Sign Museum :: City of Edmonton


                                Restoring The Signs

                                The Alberta Sign Association generously organized the restoration of the signs. Several of their members, including Skyline Sign Services, Blanchett Neon, PM Signs, Advantage Signs, Landale Signs, City Neon, Hi Signs the Fath Group, General Signs, Newlook Signs and Sign Force, have committed staff and time to restore the signs.

                                The Neon Sign Museum is possible thanks to a partnership between the City of Edmonton, the Alberta Sign Association, TELUS, the Downtown Business Association and The Places”

                                https://www.edmonton.ca/city_governm...gn-museum.aspx

                                Last edited by KC; 17-11-2019, 10:54 AM.

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X