New GetGo’s Sign May Have to Wait

City’s architectural board of review asks the company to modify its plans.

Clarification: The proposal for GetGo's signs were deferred until the next architectural board of review meeting.

A new to the corner of Detroit Avenue and Bunts Road, however the signs that the company proposed are not.

A company representing the gas station — owned by Pennsylvania-based Giant Eagle — presented plans for three new signs at the city’s architectural board of review Thursday night. 

Board members were less than enthusiastic, taking particular issue with the proposed large digital sign facing Detroit Avenue.

“I don’t like this at all,” said board member Michael Fleenor. “Perhaps a smaller sign would be OK. The monument sign is enormous.”

George Dragon, of Cicogna Electric and Sign Co., pointed out that motorists need to see the gas prices, but said that he could adjust the plans to meet the city's requests.

The board is expected to hear a revised proposal at its next meeting in September. 

Matt Herberger, who lives near the proposed gas station, told board members he agreed with their decision.

“I’ve been disagreement with some of the findings of this board in the past,” he said. “I appreciate that we see (this) the same way. There’s too much signage.”

Stacy C. August 10, 2012 at 11:18 AM
Has the city looked at the rest of the signs in Lakewood? Some look sooooo bad.
M-F Schreiber August 10, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Get Go on the canopy, Get Go Kitchen on the building for a total of 8 or so Get Go signs on the facility is OVERKILL. Signage doesn't need to be redundant. I think we get it that GET GO is going to sit on that footprint.
Megan Millisor August 11, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Too many signs is a bad thing, but I would like to know gas prices as I'm driving. If the sign is too small or unnoticeable there could be accidents caused by people trying to read or find the gas prices. The Speedway at the corner of Franklin and Warren has a terribly placed sign. When you are coming from the south on Warren you can't read the price for unleaded gas because of a utility pole that is in the way, but you can for diesel (which seems pretty unimportant being so far away from the freeway). Most of the time if I'm driving by and need gas I just don't bother with Speedway because I have no idea how much their gas is until I'm in the parking lot.


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