picatti bros sign

The Picatti Brothers sign, loaded up and prepared for the trip to its new home, Wednesday, November 21st, 2018.

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Picatti Bros., the downtown Yakima well and pump company celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, will welcome back a longtime part of its public identity today.

The company's large, double-sided neon sign, once among Yakima's most recognizable, will return to the front of the business at the corner of Walnut Street and South Third Avenue. It will travel down Yakima Avenue from Naches Avenue to Third at 2 p.m., escorted by the Yakima Police Department and several vintage cars. 

The newly renovated sign, originally installed in 1948, was removed in the 1970s and replaced with a more modern sign. The Picatti corporate office moved to Union Gap in 2000.

Two years ago the company returned to its original location, and the restoration of the original sign is a further celebration of its history in downtown Yakima, owner Doug Picatti said in a news release announcing the sign's return.

“This is such a great way to pay homage to the history of Yakima,” he said. “We’re proud that Picatti Bros. has been serving the Yakima Valley for 90 years, and we’re looking forward to continuing our legacy of 24/7 customer satisfaction.”

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