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Andrew J. Bisson, owner of Bisson Creative, seeks HARB approval for new window signage for his business communication design studio at 78 W. Market St.Press photo by Ed Courrier Copyright - © Ed Courrier Andrew J. Bisson, owner of Bisson Creative, seeks HARB approval for new window signage for his business communication design studio at 78 W. Market St.Press photo by Ed Courrier Copyright - © Ed Courrier

BETHLEHEM HARB-Window sign approved

Monday, December 10, 2018 by Ed Courrier Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Andrew J. Bisson, owner of Bisson Creative at 78 W. Market St., was granted a certificate of appropriateness for proposed window signage during the Historical and Architectural Review Board’s Nov. 7 meeting held in the Rotunda. The vote for the proposal was unanimous.

The front window panel of the enclosed porch entrance to Bisson’s business communication design studio reads “Bisson Creative, Inc.,” with the address and “1st Floor” in sans serif lettering and a thin pinstripe around it. The tall side panel windows flanking the entrance feature the company logo, business name, website and list of services. These include “web / design / photo / video.” All lettering and graphics are off-white. Bisson was informed that although the commission prefers a serif font be used, they make allowances for the logo and typeface designs of established businesses.

The board provided Bisson with sage advice regarding various ways to post his business hours.

The off white painted brick building is owned by Matthew Lapos.

John Lee filled in as historic officer for George Donovan, who remains on medical leave.

The Historical and Architectural Review Board meets the first Wednesday of every month to review all exterior changes proposed to buildings in the Bethlehem Historic District north of the Lehigh River. When a proposed project receives a certificate of appropriateness from the board, applicants must wait for City Council to vote on it before proceeding.