Tacoma’s iconic Almond Roca sign, a cherished landmark for over eight decades, has disappeared from its original spot at the Brown and Haley factory. But hold your horses; we’ve got the scoop on its new gig! The legendary sign is currently undergoing a reincarnation at its birthplace – National Sign in Seattle. This creative team constructed it way back when, and now they’re gearing up for a revamp. Tom Hubbard from National Sign spilled the beans, “The old sign has seen better days, so we’re creating an exact replica that retains its vintage charm.”
With the original blueprints nowhere in sight, the team took matters into their own hands, meticulously hand-tracing the original 1,500-pound sign and forging a sleek aluminum replica. “Our mission? Recreate the magic from scratch. Neon lights, that iconic pink hue, and even the clock – all reborn in this fresh version,” Hubbard shared.
And what’s become of the steel relic removed from the factory? Fear not, fellow nostalgia enthusiasts! “The original sign will be carefully preserved and soon find its place of honor in a museum,” Hubbard assured. So, the ‘Home of Almond Roca’ continues to live on, embraced in both the echoes of the past and the excitement of the future. A sweet deal indeed, blending Tacoma’s history seamlessly with Seattle’s contemporary charm. #k5evening