Downtown Albany BID looking to restore ghost signs

Michael DeMasi for the Business Review:

The BID is inviting local and regional artists to repaint the signs for the exhibit, called All Signs Point to Downtown.

“We’ve had some great response” BID Executive Director Georgette Steffens said. “People just have this affection for the retail center that downtown used to be.”

So far, the BID has permission from about a half-dozen property owners to paint ghost signs, and is trying to get a few more to agree to give painters access to the buildings.

This is awesome. Not only is this digging deep into Albany history and restoring it, but it’s also satisfying to the design and type nerd that I am. I think many others will also be very happy to see these signs come back to life.

See more ghost signs in Chuck Miller’s Ghost Signs of the Capital District set.

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