On 27 November the iconic 1960s neon MYER sign was reinstalled by crane to reclaim its prominent position at Coorparoo Junction in Brisbane. The sign has been placed close to its original site, with the Holdsworth Street entrance officially named MYER LANE, Coorparoo Square.
The sign was removed from the pinnacle of the former MYER building prior to the commencement of Conrad Gargett-designed Coorparoo Square in May 2015. The mixed-use project was delivered jointly by Frasers Property Australia and Honeycombes Property Group who were committed to restore and reinstall the nostalgic sign that remains close to the heart of the local community.
Director of Conrad Gargett, John Flynn, stated, “This part of Brisbane city has been enriched by Coorparoo Square for residents, the wider community and visitors to interact and enjoy the integration of residential, retail, commercial and leisure spaces. The restoration and reinstallation of the historic 1960s neon MYER sign is a significant milestone for the project. Coorparoo Square is authentically Brisbane and celebrates our subtropical lifestyle.”
Frasers Property Australia’s Executive General Manager – Retail, Peri Macdonald stated, “The reinstallation of the MYER sign is a significant moment in the life of Coorparoo Square and a fitting way to celebrate our first year of serving the community.”
Honeycombes Property Group’s Managing Director, Peter Honeycombe stated, “Throughout the development of Coorparoo Square, the local community has maintained a keen interest in the sign. We understood from the start its importance in the local context and its restoration ensures a strong connection between the community’s past, present and future.”
On 30 November the neon MYER LANE sign will be officially switched on as part of Coorparoo Square’s first birthday celebrations.
Image credit: Frasers Property Australia