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Signarama moving from Villard location

Dickinson Signarama is moving from its Villard Street location this February. The local business has purchased the former Dickinson Charities building at 67 21st St. E. "It's a bigger location and a little more traffic driving by," Jared Meduna, ...

Dickinson Signarama is moving from its Villard location to 67 21st Street East, the former Dickinson Charities building, this February. (Brandon L. Summers / The Dickinson Press)
Dickinson Signarama is moving from its Villard location to 67 21st Street East, the former Dickinson Charities building, this February. (Brandon L. Summers / The Dickinson Press)

Dickinson Signarama is moving from its Villard Street location this February.

The local business has purchased the former Dickinson Charities building at 67 21st St. E.

"It's a bigger location and a little more traffic driving by," Jared Meduna, co-owner, said.

Signarama makes, among other items, custom decals, awning graphics, flags, banners and illuminated pole signs for businesses.

"With a bigger location," Meduna said, "we have more room to produce more signs in-house and accommodate more vehicle wraps and decal installs."

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At Tuesday's meeting of the Stark Development Corporation board, Signarama requested $14,240 in funds for facade improvements.

Because the new site is such a visible location, co-owner David Walter told the SDC board he wanted to "make it very nice and appealing."

"We're repainting the whole building because it's baby blue and it's really not appealing, so we've done the front gray," he said. "We're also doing our signage that we're going to put on the front and the side."

Signarama's request included $6,800 for remaining cleaning of the exterior and prep work for the remaining painting that has do be done on the building's west side, as well as an awning for the front.

SDC board members rejected a $4,600 request for a 14-foot commercial overhead door on the building's west side.

"We think that's a functional part of your business and this is more for facade and how it's going to look," T.J. Herauf, SDC board president, said.

The board approved the remaining funds and offered support for the project.

"We're excited to see the end result," Herauf said.

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Signarama decided to make the move two months ago when the Dickinson Charities building became available for purchase, Meduna said.

"It came on the market and we nabbed her as quick as we could," he said. "As soon as we found out it was for sale, we jumped in and put an offer in."

Preparing the new site has come with challenges.

"It's a challenge to get everything more suited to our needs, but other than that, the location is pretty close to move-in ready," Meduna said. "A little bit of paint and a few minor adjustments, and we're able to move right in."

Meduna said he is excited for the February opening of the new site.

"(It's exciting) to see the business grow," he said, "and be able to take that next step to grow the business."

Walter told the SDC board that Signarama's current site, at 431 W. Villard, has already been sold.

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