Time to change the banners!

January 21, 2009
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Lion King bannerJust an observation: If visitors are relying on the promotional banners on downtown's light poles, Circle of Lights
                              bannerthey're probably pretty confused by now. Many of the banners are for the Lion King, which had its last Murat Theatre performance on Dec. 28. Others promote the Circle of Lights. The not-for-profit downtown promoter Indianapolis Downtown Inc. maintains the banners. Maybe if we help them raise some money they'll be better able to keep up.
(IBJ photos/Robin Jerstad)

  • The Lion King banner is still on the Murat also...
    • Good observation. An old banner is like yesterday's newspaper. Either do it right or forget it.
    • this has always annoyed me, same with the advertisements on the big green newspaper stands and trashcan wraps.
    • Shouldn't the banners that say Amazingly Always New or something to that effect, (I can't remember perfectly) be taken down as well? I mean come on... face it... it's a real big joke to poke fun at downtown with silly and sarcastic slogans on the poles.
    • I saw the Lion King banners today driving through downtown and thought, damn those are old. someone better get on it
    • I heard that the Lion King is coming back next summer, so they're just gonna cross out the old dates and sharpie in the new ones;)
    • Things are really slow if we are talking about downtown banners needing to be changed. Bad news!
    • Assuming they aren't planning on recycling the banners, I bet the old ones could be sold on eBay to fans of those events. That would help pay for new banners.
    • I'm pretty sure that IDI leaves up the banners until someone else purchases the next round of banners. Last year, the Circle City Classic banners were up for several weeks after the event. I'm sure it comes down to a cost issue. They've got to hire people to go around town to take banners down, then again to put them back up when someone else purchases new banners.
    • How about some permanent LED fixtures that can display relevant & timely information year round. More expensive initially, but more cost effective and environmentally friendly over the long run
    • Please, no LED signs. They hurt my eyes and sensibility.
    • The Circle of Lights Christmas banners are still up on Meridian to 16th St. Maybe the ICVA's new theme, Raising the Game (in today's IBJ) can be incorporated into a banner.
    • Forget the LED signs, just give Ann the dancing light girl on Mass Ave some thought bubbles.

      Have you guys heard about Monster Jam coming to Lucas Oil Stadium next weekend?

      Nice earings. Did you get those at Silver in the City?

      Come on everybody...sway along! It'll keep you warm!


    • Maybe they could take the outdated banners down, and use them to fill in the multitude of potholes in our city streets! How does the ICVA think it's going to encourage people to visit Indy, when the roads look like something out of
    • just curious; do you get paid to write this garbage? if so i hope it is pennies per paragragh. this is the worst news story i have read in a long time. ashamed that it took 2 minutes out of my life, but hopefully the minute i am taking to critisize you will motivate you to freshen up your skills and imagination. good luck.
    • Doug, it's a freakin' blog not a news story. It's not supposed to be a news story. It's generally about items where there isn't enough info to write a news story or that are not important enough to write a news story. It's to spur discussion. If you want to read a news story read the actual new stories in the IBJ and not the blogs of the IBJ.

      Geez, get a freakin' life. If you don't like what is posted on the blog, you don't have to as you say waste 2 minutes of your life to read and another minute of your precious life to respond. Just skip over it and get on with your day.

      Doug, are you sure you're in the right place? Shouldn't you be over on the Indystar where every other poster is a ninny like you?
    • Dog Boy, Doug had an opinion. What do YOU get a freakin' life? You're too worried about what someone else thought of something.
    • Get a life Doug. You probably got rejected from journalism school.
    • Ann the Dancing Light Girl is HAWT! :lol: We need more HAWTNESS d/t.

    • Thanks for bringing a little light to this issue. Some may think it's a joke, but I think it really reinforces an image of Indy as A big ole' small town, with little to nothing going on, certainly not Amazingly Always New.

      Perhaps, they could have some banners with the city logo or something when there's no major event to advertise. I don't really care if they have to pay someone to change them. Since they're on city property, you'd think the City would require that they take them down, once the event is over.

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