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Twin Creeks debuts Vinton’s Business Window Decal Program

By Debbie Adams

Town Manager Pete Peters has been working with Twin Creeks Brewing Company and Sun Solutions to create a Business Window Decal Program in order to better “dress up and communicate the positive energy and growth within downtown Vinton.” The decals will be perforated vinyl window statics, featuring both the business and the “InVinton” branding.

“While locals may be aware of the activity, it occurred to me that we have so many commuters and visitors coming through Town, that perhaps they wouldn’t know what Twin Creeks, the Dogwood, or Star City Playhouse and others are up to with regards to expansions,” said Peters.

“With so much going on, but in various stages of construction, I felt we were missing an opportunity to show off that growth in a more attractive and consistent manner,” Peters said. “My hope is to continue to provide this assistance and work with each property owner to design a highlight to showcase their business, incorporate the” InVinton” Branding, and accurately communicate that something new and exciting is in production. These aren’t meant to be permanent–just a temporary solution until they are ready to open and show off what’s inside.”

“Twin Creeks used their own artist to design their mural and the Town’s Facade Improvement Program covered the expense,” Peters added.

Twin Creeks co-owner Andy Bishop says that John Comstock with the Comstock Design Group is the artist who created their mural. Comstock and Bishop both work at Magnets USA in Vinton as well.

Twin Creeks new window decal

“He is a huge proponent of local businesses in the valley and as he puts it, ‘a raving hockey fan’,” said Bishop. “He also designed the new Railyard Dawgs logo.”

“We wanted a window covering to act as a mural,” Bishop said. “John took our basic logo and expanded it across the entire front of the building and added rich colors that look like the Blue Ridge. The guy pouring the beer has a thick beard made of hops and a stalk of grain to give him almost a Viking look.  The hand in the image is in fact mine pouring a beer.  We wanted to make a bold and modern statement about Twin Creeks Brewing Company with this mural and we hope it attracts lots of folks to take selfies in front of our brewery.”

Prior to the painting of the mural, Twin Creeks, on Pollard Street in the heart of downtown Vinton, had a fairly mundane gray tarp in the window.

Sun Solutions was delighted to take on this unique business decal project with the town.

The company, owned by Jeff Belcher and located on Walnut Avenue in Vinton, specializes in vehicle wraps, window tinting, and graphics. Belcher has developed a reputation for his innovative designs throughout the valley.

If you have been on the streets and highways of the Roanoke Valley and found your attention drawn to vehicles that look like ““moving billboards,” wrapped vividly with advertisements, chances are they were created by Sun Solutions. They recently wrapped a vehicle for the town, driven by Chasity Barbour, Director of Community Programs.

The town is next working with Jeff Janney of Vinton Appliance on a design by Sun Solutions for their warehousing space at 121 West Lee Avenue.

Town Manager Pete Peters has been working with Twin Creeks Brewing Company and Sun Solutions to create a Business Window Decal Program in order to better “dress up and communicate the positive energy and growth within downtown Vinton.” The decals will be perforated vinyl window statics, featuring both the business and the “InVinton” branding.

“While locals may be aware of the activity, it occurred to me that we have so many commuters and visitors coming through Town, that perhaps they wouldn’t know what Twin Creeks, the Dogwood, or Star City Playhouse and others are up to with regards to expansions,” said Peters.

“With so much going on, but in various stages of construction, I felt we were missing an opportunity to show off that growth in a more attractive and consistent manner,” Peters said. “My hope is to continue to provide this assistance and work with each property owner to design a highlight to showcase their business, incorporate the” InVinton” Branding, and accurately communicate that something new and exciting is in production. These aren’t meant to be permanent–just a temporary solution until they are ready to open and show off what’s inside.”

“Twin Creeks used their own artist to design their mural and the Town’s Facade Improvement Program covered the expense,” Peters added.

Twin Creeks co-owner Andy Bishop says that John Comstock with the Comstock Design Group is the artist who created their mural. Comstock and Bishop both work at Magnets USA in Vinton as well.

“He is a huge proponent of local businesses in the valley and as he puts it, ‘a raving hockey fan’,” said Bishop. “He also designed the new Railyard Dawgs logo.”

“We wanted a window covering to act as a mural,” Bishop said. “John took our basic logo and expanded it across the entire front of the building and added rich colors that look like the Blue Ridge. The guy pouring the beer has a thick beard made of hops and a stalk of grain to give him almost a Viking look.  The hand in the image is in fact mine pouring a beer.  We wanted to make a bold and modern statement about Twin Creeks Brewing Company with this mural and we hope it attracts lots of folks to take selfies in front of our brewery.”

Prior to the painting of the mural, Twin Creeks, on Pollard Street in the heart of downtown Vinton, had a fairly mundane gray tarp in the window.

Sun Solutions was delighted to take on this unique business decal project with the town.

The company, owned by Jeff Belcher and located on Walnut Avenue in Vinton, specializes in vehicle wraps, window tinting, and graphics. Belcher has developed a reputation for his innovative designs throughout the valley.

If you have been on the streets and highways of the Roanoke Valley and found your attention drawn to vehicles that look like ““moving billboards,” wrapped vividly with advertisements, chances are they were created by Sun Solutions. They recently wrapped a vehicle for the town, driven by Chasity Barbour, Director of Community Programs.

The town is next working with Jeff Janney of Vinton Appliance on a design by Sun Solutions for their warehousing space at 121 West Lee Avenue.

 

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