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Why does the new convention center not have a sign announcing events?

Ken Little

City ordinances prohibit electronic changeable signs in the downtown area, city of Wilmington spokeswoman Malissa Talbert said.

“Any changes to this ordinance would have to be considered by the City Council,” Talbert said. “Also, ordinances outline how big signs can be and where they can go, so current regulations would allow something like a smaller-scale marquee with non-electric lettering for the convention center that would have to be changed for each event.”

Such signage would only be visible when near or at the convention center site at 515 Nutt St., Wilmington [Map this], “not from a more distant location such as Third Street,” Talbert said.

For more information about the convention center, go to http://www.businessmadecasual.com/.

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One Response to “ Why does the new convention center not have a sign announcing events?”

  1. On March 15, 2011 at 11:57 pm HD wrote:

    The city is allowing those distracting digital billboards all over town as well as those on the backs of trucks which cause driver distraction. I’m sure an electronic sign such as the one in front of UNCW advertising upcoming events could be placed somewhere on the grounds of the convention center and not be a deterrent to the area ambience. Charleston, SC has one in front of their convention center letting locals stay informed of upcoming events and it looks nice, but hey.. This is Wilmington, ever seen anything done right?

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