Neon signs once dominated urban landscapes all across Canada from the 1940s to the 1990s. The neon glow dominated Ouellette Avenue businesses, mainly as commercial advertisements.
However, as the signs aged, they were replaced by other cheaper options. Luminous Sticker
"LED hitting the market has crippled neon," said Justin Franzoso of Tecumseh Signs.
However, the nostalgia over old neon signs is creating quite a buzz. Tecumseh Signs is trying to take advantage.
The most well known sign Tecumseh Signs has worked on is the Lazare's Fur sign. The team reached out to the owner of the sign to repair it for free as a labour of love.
Going forward, the team has their sights set on other historic Windsor neon signs, such as the Shanfields-Meyers sign and the Arcata Pizzeria sign.
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