Historic Neon Sign Returns to Downtown Yakima
The Yakima Police Department, a parade of vintage vehicles, and local Boy Scouts assembled to commemorate this historic event in November. The large neon sign, which was installed in 1948 but replaced with a more contemporary sign in the 1970s, is well known by the Yakima community.
The Picatti family made the decision to remove the sign in the 1970s to keep up with the times. When Picatti Brothers relocated to Union Gap in 2000, the sign stayed on Yakima Avenue. However, when we returned to our first location at 105 South Third Avenue in Yakima in 2016, we began the sign’s $15,000 restoration to commemorate our move back to historic downtown Yakima.
“This is such a great way to pay homage to the history of Yakima,” owner Doug Picatti said. “We’re proud that Picatti Bros. has been serving the Yakima Valley for 90 years, and we’re looking forward to continuing our legacy of 24/7 customer satisfaction.”
About Picatti Brothers: Over 90 years, many things have changed, but one has not—our commitment to provide solutions. Picatti Brothers has the engineering resources, excellent staff, equipment, facilities, and experience to meet and exceed our clients’ needs. We are proud of our reputation of exceptional quality, which we stand behind with our 24/7/365 on-call service department.