In hammer related news, I am excited that the new owners of Biz Buzz (AKA the Rex Paine Mitre 10 building) are not only keeping the neon sign, but are also going to restore it.
Biz Buzz was specially made for the Paine family’s hardware store by Claude Neon. It had a series of illuminated outlines, which suggested a hammer in motion. This iconic sign has not worked for around 9 years, and I’m looking forward to seeing it lit up again. What I didn’t know until recently, was that the Paines had other Biz Buzz stores, a hammer atop each one. All are now gone, except Thornbury’s.
Visit the Biz Buzz hammer at 685 High Street, Thornbury. Sadly, the hardware store is now closed.