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Retro Rx: The Civic Pharmacy sign, on the corner of Carling and Holland. Photo by Robert Metzger .[/caption] _ (Via Andrew King’s blog, Ottawa Rewind) _ All too often I use this blog to lament over the loss of Ottawa’s classic old signs, a trend that seems to have now finally been swayed in the other direction. I recently received some good news regarding the landmark Civic Pharmacy sign at the corner of Holland and Carling. ** It is being saved and on track for restoration. ** Many concerned residents emailed me about the sign when they witnessed its anchor building swathed in tarpaulins, unsure of what was happening to the building, and our beloved sign.
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I am happy to report that through the efforts of the community, the sign is safe and has a positive new outlook. The thoughtful owners of the building have decided to keep and resurrect the iconic sign, hopefully returning it to its former splendour. _ Read the full article and backstory at ottawarewind.com… _