Let’s call it a renovation.

©2012 Mike.Geiger.ca Mike Geiger, professional photographer and eagle-eyed sign watcher, has landed another exclusive story. On August 21st, he emailed to say “Griffintown – we have a problem.” He’d just taken the photo, above. Although the paint job he reported earlier has now advanced as far as the second row of letters, you can also clearly see that one of the letters is entirely missing. After some fevered speculation, we were both very relieved when this view greeted Mike two days later:

©2012 Mike.Geiger.ca

So, it appears the Farine Five Roses sign has a guardian angel at ADM or Smucker’s. After years of speculation about its imminent demise, all signs point to a prolonged life. Let’s call it a renovation, shall we?

Photos: ©2012 Mike.Geiger.ca.