(Corner of E Park Avenue & Long Beach Blvd. The sign posts and backside have been painted white since these photos were taken.)
I’ve been pretty hard on the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce lately. One time I accused them of not coming through with their Quiksilver Pro coupon books [read – Missing Coupon Books-by-the-sea? Frustrated Merchants & Chamber of Commerce? Quiksilver Pro coming back? (OH MY!)]. Another time I blogged about them possibly losing whatever power they have due to the Local Develoment Corporation (LDC) coming to town [read – (Opinion) WENCA & LB CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Two organizations about to lose power?]. Yeah, I’ve been pretty hard on the Chamber.
Well, this time I’ll give credit where credit is due. While I do find it odd seeing a ‘welcome sign’ in the middle of Long Beach, I appreciate the effort. Yes, it’s not the classiest sign in the world (it should have been made out of wood), but I like how bright it is. The lighter blue is a nicer touch compared to the dark navy on our other “Long Beach Welcomes You” signs (which are all falling apart, by the way).
So while we sit around scratching on heads trying to figure out what else this group does, at least we have a sign to remind us that they still exist.
And a back view for those who like back views. Of course, it’s gonna be a while before those shrubs grow and hide the ugly backside.