North Pine Neighborhood to Unveil New Welcome Sign
2013-08-08 · By Editor
The North Pine Neighborhood Alliance will hold a lighting ceremony Aug. 16 to debut a new “Welcome to Pine Avenue” sign on Pine Avenue at 8th Street.
The 1920s-style sign, which will add distinctive daylight and nighttime views to the city’s skyline, will face north from the DG Boxing building and greet residents and visitors to downtown Long Beach as they cross 8th Street traveling south on Pine Avenue.
The project was funded with a Capital Improvement and Beautification Grant from the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA). The work was completed with the support of Long Beach Vice Mayor Robert Garcia, whose district includes the downtown area.
Architect James Cleveland of JMSred, a real estate development firm, designed the sign and partnered with Zepp Signs and Banners to manufacture it. Both companies are based in downtown Long Beach and located within the city’s Property-Based Business Improvement District.
The Aug. 16 lighting ceremony will be held at 8:30 p.m. in conjunction with the Historic Old Pine Business District Association’s Twilight Walk, which takes place on the third Thursday of every month. The neighborhood and the public are invited to attend the inaugural lighting.