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10 new neon signs added to museum along Edmonton’s 104 Street

Ten new signs were added to Edmonton's Neon Sign Museum along 104 Street Tuesday, May 17, 2016.
Ten new signs were added to Edmonton's Neon Sign Museum along 104 Street Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Credit, City of Edmonton

EDMONTON – The Neon Sign Museum along 104 Street in downtown Edmonton has been brightened up with 10 new signs.

The new signs were installed Tuesday night. Neon signs from Call the Kettle Black and Bee-Bell Health Bakery were among the new additions.

Call the Kettle Black was forced to close its doors earlier this year, citing construction on the 102 Avenue Bridge over Groat Road as the “nail in the coffin.”

READ MORE: 102 Ave. bridge construction ‘nail in the coffin’ for Edmonton’s Call the Kettle Black

Edmonton’s Neon Sign Museum, which flickered to life in early 2014, is the first of its kind Canada. Each of the commercial signs represents a piece of Edmonton’s history.

“Small projects like this museum advance city-building initiatives in Edmonton,” David Johnston, principal heritage planner with the City of Edmonton, said.

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“It is exciting to add news signs as we continue to highlight some of the unique and interesting businesses that existed in our city and promote the value of good urban design.”

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The new signs added Tuesday night include:

  • Trucks
  • Call the Kettle Black
  • WW Arcade
  • Georgia Baths
  • Bee-Bell Health Bakery
  • The Art Store
  • Pantages Theatre
  • Colonel Mustard’s
  • Princess Theatre
  • WC Kay Jeweler

The Neon Sign Museum is located on the side of the Telus building on 104 Street and 104 Avenue. The museum opened in February 2014 and had been in the works since 2008.

READ MORE: Edmonton’s outdoor Neon Sign Museum lights up 104 Street

The City of Edmonton is always on the lookout for new signs to add to the collection. If have a sign in mind, you’re asked to contact the city.