31 May SCA Weekly News Review: May 31, 2020
Chase unveils its Coffee Shop-replacing sign on Union Square
From EV Grieve: A little history. The Coffee Shop, the Brazilian-American diner run by former Wilhelmina models, closed here in October 2018 after 28 years in business. The Chase branch opened on Dec. 17 … along with Chase-partnered Joe Coffee. (There’s also another vegan quick-serve outpost of by CHLOE on the 16th Street side.)
New owner has big renovation plans for Edwards Furniture building
From HJ News: For decades, the Edwards Furniture building has been one of the most visible properties on Logan’s Main Street. Now its new owner is planning to restore it to its former glory this coming spring, with a modern twist.
Kent Ricks bought the building, located at 26 Main St., in Nov. 2018 and officially opened the doors to his furniture store, Curate Company, in March 2019. Curate Company moving in means the building has continuously housed a furniture store since its erection in 1880.
“I’d done a lot of research. I’d gone to the library, I’d looked at the building, I wanted to know what was underneath it,” Ricks said. “I saw the bones of the building; I am very excited. I think it’s classic. It is everything I wanted my retail shop to look like.”
Historic Sign In Berkeley Comes Down; Locals Share Memories
From Patch: BERKELEY, NJ — A piece of history came down. The sign outside the Bayville Liquor Store was removed Tuesday. The classic-looking sign sign stuck out on Route 9 longer than many lifetime residents have been alive.
People had different names for the store: Bayville Liquors, The Dinosaur or Dinosaur Liquors. Whatever people called it, they recognized the sign, which featured the words “LIQUORS” and “ICE COLD BEER” in big letters.
Iconic “words” sign permanently removed from Vancouver Public Library plaza
From the DailyHive.com: After being in its position for more than a decade, “The Words Don’t Fit The Picture” public art sign was removed from the Vancouver Public Library’s (VPL) Central Branch’s southern plaza.
The large aluminum sign with 1280 LED lights programmed to illuminate in sequence was designed by local artist Ron Terada.
Classic Vegas Golden Goose back on Fremont Street
From the Las Vegas Review-Journal: In 1975, the Golden Goose first roosted atop her namesake casino on Fremont Street.
She remained on her perch for 43 years before her nest was imploded to make room for Circa, which is under construction.
Now, spruced up with a fresh coat of paint and a literal “fun” button, she’s back where she belongs on Fremont Street.
Through 1978, Young Electric Sign Co. employee Charlie Rundquist regularly climbed atop the small slot machine casino, over the lettering that offered free long-distance telephone calls, to change the Goose’s lightbulbs and repair her neon.