Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Signage

As I prepared my file to meet with the team at Affordable Signs this afternoon, I had not realized that my original meeting and quote from them dated back to June 28th!  In many ways, it just hadn't seemed that long ago!

I took a copy of the quote with me, as well as the Historic District Signage requirements and pictures of the logo.  I was able to meet with Carrie, the same young lady who had taken care of me in June.  We talked not only about the exterior signage but also about a banner that I can hang inside the windows to announce that Zoe will be opening next year.  (I'll have to check the City regulations on that also).

I have several "to do" items following out meeting - confirm the window dimensions (for the interior "Coming soon" sign), provide a graphic of the logo (easy to do - Cori has already provided me with all that I need), the amount of frontage on the store (this will dictate some aspects of the size of the signage) and the space available for on-building lettering (and the size of the letters currently there).  After speaking with my architect, we can confirm these numbers on Thursday when we meet.

On my way home from Affordable Signs, my route took me past the first space on N. Henry Street that I had offered a Letter of Intent.  If you remember from that August timeframe, I lost out on the space because a day care center in lease negotiations for the space needed my space in order to have the required amounts of space for food prep and admin per the requirements of the Commonwealth.  I was really surprised to see both spaces still for Lease - either those lease negotiations are going on longer than mine did or the deal has fallen through.  Although I liked the space, I think I am happier with Zoe's new home!

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