Nov 25, 2013

What happened to the Rieger sign?

Will the historic green and white sign come back? Where did it go? Jason in Sandusky

The former Rieger Hotel sign has been removed and stored elsewhere by the restoration subcontractor, project manager Andrew Rahrig said.

"The sign will be restored and reinstalled once we receive design direction from the project architect," Rahrig said.

The property is undergoing a monumental restoration, which includes transforming the building into apartments for senior citizens and businesses on the first floor.

To see a photo of the sign click HERE

To read a history of the Rieger Rebirth in stories from the Register click HERE

Make sure to read Tuesday's Mailbag about what contractors are doing to eliminate any threat of asbestos at the property.

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I am so glad that this building is being restored... pretty bummed that it will be a senior home... doesn't downtown have enough homes for people on fixed incomes? we need to get younger people downtown in order to bring new life and energy to the area... no offense to the older population.