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Restoration of “Pittsburgh’s Little Italy” sign is a work in progress

Work in progressRestoration of the “Pittsburgh’s Little Italy” sign at the base of the Bloomfield bridge and in front of Shur Save is temporarily on hold due to circumstances beyond our control. We’re sad that the gray primer is staying up longer than intended, and hope to see the original colors restored soon.

What you see now has been scraped and sanded, and then a thick coat of an oil-based primer was applied. Plans were to begin applying color this past Tuesday, 4/26, in order to have enough time to restore the color before the Marathon weekend. We painted over a lot of graffiti, and the fruits and vegetables will be sandblasted to remove the rust that was running down the sign, repainted in the same colors, and rehung as they are finished.

We’ll keep you posted as plans progress!