Saturday, October 17, 2009


Who would have thought that acquiring a sign for your business is a lot of work? I recently met with Bryn from Boston Sign Co. to start planning for our signage. He asked when we anticipated opening. I told him maybe late January or February. He replied that I was calling him just in time! Four months to complete a sign? Jeeeez. He said that he has had folks call him a couple weeks before opening for a sign....a feat that is practically impossible.

So here is the sign process: 1. Meet at location where measurements are taken and a general assessment of the exterior is made. 2. Render preliminary drawings. 3. Visit sign studio and get an idea of materials, etc. 4. Final drawings are made. 5. Submit drawings to Boston Redevelopment Authority - must be approved by them. 6. If rejected, back to the drawing board, if approved 7. Submit drawings to Inspectional Services Dept. for a sign permit. 8. Have sign(s) installed.

So the next time you are in the market for a sign, start early.

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