Dec 26, 2019

The ghost of neon past

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When is comes to holiday buying, what a difference a year makes. Retailers are counting on post-Christmas sales. How a group of enthusiasts is helping preserve Montreal's neon past.

Segments From this episode

How will post-Christmas sales fare?

Dec 26, 2019
Some retailers look to post-Christmas shopping to revive their fortunes
Jack Taylor/Getty Images

A sign of the times: Montreal project aims to save vintage signage

Dec 26, 2019
It's a rescue and restoration mission.
The neon sign from the Silver Dragon Café was taken down when the business was acquired by a new owner. It joined the collection of the Montreal Signs Project.
(Montreal Signs Project)

Music from the episode

Hanging Lights Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director