August 17, 2019 – West Bend, WI – On Thursday, August 15, 2019, the crew from Poblocki Sign Company in Milwaukee spent a couple hours in downtown West Bend reinstalling the Historic West Bend Theatre sign.
“The blade,” as it’s called had been undergoing a major refurbishing for the past seven months. The iconic sign was removed from the west side of the exterior of the theatre Dec. 27, 2018.
Bob Poblocki, grandson of the founder of Poblocki Sign Co., worked on the theatre sign; it’s the same sign his grandfather helped install in 1929.
Mike was waiting downtown, standing in the entryway of The Candy Man. At one point he came into the street and said, “I just need to touch it while I could.” And he did.