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Crossing The MBTA’s Newest “T”

Our Metro Sign and Awning install crew has been working diligently this week with Suffolk Construction at The Beverly Depot. We’ve almost finished installing the new “T” Logo and the facility’s way-finding signs. Thanks for the opportunity to service another MBTA and Suffolk Project; we appreciate your valued partnership. The new parking facility at the Beverly station is slated to open for public use on Saturday, August 3rd, 2014. It will take another couple of months to finish a similar facility at the Salem station, probably not opening until October according to the Salem News. Together, the two new garages will allow commuters to park more than 1,200 vehicles, which will greatly ease the current parking crunch in those locations.

Doing Our Part to Help Boston Grow

Anyone watching NECN, New England Cable News, on January 16, 2014, probably saw its featured story on the Boston metropolitan area’s future growth. Specifically, the cable news channel covered a Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) report on demographic and economic trends, which calculates the need for some 435,000 new housing units – including affordable apartments, single family homes, condos, townhouses, and even something called “micro units” – by 2040 if our region is going to sustain the record of strong economic and civic expansion we’ve establishing during the past couple of decades. Even if we fall short of “strong” economic growth, we’ll apparently still need some 300,000 additional housing units. Various  experts and officials spoke about the need for additional

Forum Restaurant Reopens with a New Sign, New Look, New Menu

Yay! Today’s the day Forum Restaurant reopens! The popular bar and restaurant at 755 Boylston Street in downtown Boston celebrates with a new new menu and a new look. Remodeling and restoration over the summer gave all of Boston a visual reminder that “we are still here, still strong, and still standing.” Now, it’s time to celebrate  – the restaurant’s reopening is a point of pride for everyone in Boston. We were delighted to work on the restaurant’s new sign this summer. Two of our installers enjoyed a little “brush with fame” when a local news crew caught them in the act. Look quick! Brad Quinlan and Mark DeFelice appear about 40 seconds into the video. In addition to a

Signs That It’s a Great Country: Happy Independence Day!

While Metro Sign & Awning is happy to call Boston home, we get excited when we’re fabricating signage for a West Coast architectural firm or designing custom signs for businesses based in Texas, or Tennessee. We’re just as proud to say we’re installing pylon signs in South Carolina as we are showing off photos of a giant banner in Chicago (or even a local sports team). What’s our point? As the Fourth of July approaches, we remember that no matter where we go in this land, there are always signs reminding us that we’re ever so grateful to be here. Happy Birthday, U.S.A.!

Grateful to the People of Boston

Here at Metro Sign, as at all Boston-area businesses, it’s hardly business as usual this week. Monday morning’s patriotic displays started the day in a proud and upbeat way. The office staff was a little light as many of our co-workers, clients, vendors, and partners had taken the day off to see the Sox and cheer on the runners. The shock and horror of the afternoon sent us all in different directions, reaching out for the assurance of a loved one’s voice. Like you – like everyone in Boston – we’ve started to pick up the pieces. We’re still in disbelief, we’re deeply saddened, but we’re not sitting still. It’s time to get back in the race, and there’s no

Customer Spotlight: Motel 6 Partner Program in Action

Last winter the old Motel 6 / IHOP Tewksbury pylon sign came down in a bad storm. The damage was severe, and the sign needed to be replaced. The corporate office contacted Metro for a quick response to remove the massive wreckage and replace the sign. Meeting Permitting and Installation Challenges. The project presented several challenges beyond the need for quick action. The corporate office felt it was critical to replace the sign with a new one of the same size, given the visibility of the site to Interstate 495, yet the sign was old and did not conform to current zoning regulations. During the permitting process, Metro’s engineer reviewed the shop drawings and the site’s soil conditions and provided

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