Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Broadway Avenue Rite Aid Pharmacy in Seattle uses their marquee as intended

In DC, CVS has bought and converted many former theaters into pharmacies.  While they've kept the marquees to many of the buildings, they have de-theaterized the marquee for all intents and purposes.  They certainly don't use the marquees to communicate "current" and "coming" attractions like flu shots.

The CVS in the Brookland neighborhood of DC is located in the old Newton Theater.
Newton Theater, Brookland

Newton Theater back in the day.  Note that movies were listed in an information display under the marquee.

That's not the case, fortunately, with this Rite Aid Pharmacy on Broadway Avenue in Seattle.
Broadway Rite Aid, Seattle, using the old movie theater marquee

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