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A welcome sign for visitors – and Edmonds


Last updated 1/26/2021 at 10:34am

Bob Sears

Mack Benek and the new sign at the Chamber of Commerce's Edmonds Vistors Center.

Celebrated artist Mack Benek created a new sign for the log cabin visitors center on Fifth Avenue North near the Edmonds Historical Museum.

It's a beauty.

If the sign seems vaguely familiar ... well, it kind of looks the inconic "Welcome to Downtown Edmonds" sign on SR 104 leading into Fifth Avenue South. The city rejected Benek's designs for the a new sign to replace that beloved but crumbling relic, but the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce was only too happy to accept Benek's sign. It replaces a longstanding one that was, shall we say, not so engaging.

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