Murray Kimber installs a decorative fabric wrapper to the fence surrounding the old Esso station at the West end of Baker Street.

Nelson eyesore gets beautifully wrapped

A massive banner meant to hide a brownfield site on the west end of Baker Street has been installed.

A massive banner meant to hide a brownfield site on the west end of Baker Street has been installed.

Nichola Lytle of Pink Dog Designs designed the wrapper filled with images representing downtown businesses. Speedpro Signs’ Murray Kimber put those graphics to a fabric banner that is six feet tall and 200 feet long. He was on site hanging the public art exhibit Thursday.

The concept for the piece is four seasons in the downtown core. An icon represents each business along Baker, the cross streets and alleys — there’s a lobster to symbolize the Fisherman’s Market and a bookshelf for Otter Books. There are dresses and skis, and latte art, all the things you can find downtown.

Once the site of an Esso gas station, the vacant lot has been an eyesore. The new banner — an initiative of the Cultural Development Commission funded by sponsorships will remain on site until the lot is developed.

It is hoped other brownfield sites around the city could have similar treatments should the public like the first banner.

 

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