New gateway signs — and beer — for Austin Heights, Coquitlam’s oldest neighbourhood
Coquitlam’s oldest commercial district has a couple of new gateway signs to welcome residents and shoppers.
Last week, the Austin Heights Business Improvement Association (BIA) installed the tall entrance signs along Austin Avenue at the intersections with Blue Mountain and Gatensbury streets.
The signs were designed with State of the Arts owner and designer Challen Clark — the same artist who created the North Road star gateway sign and the light features below the Evergreen Extension of the Millennium Line.
The BIA worked with the City of Coquitlam to secure the funding for the custom-made signs, which had LED lights shining in the Austin Heights BIA colours.
“With all the growth and redevelopment in recent years, we knew it was important to define our area and let people know exactly where it’s located,” BIA executive director Lisa Landry said in news release.
“When residents and visitors see the signs, they will have no doubt that they have arrived in Austin Heights.”
Meanwhile, new limited-edition suds have been whipped up to mark the occasion: Austin Heights Destination Ale — a golden ale created by the John B Pub, Steady Studio and Mariner Brewing — can be picked up at the John B Pub Liquor Store.
As well, on Nov. 18 from 4 to 9 p.m., the Austin Heights BIA will return with HollyDaze, a free festival in the 1000-block of Austin Avenue between Nelson and Marmont streets.