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Georg Geiling & Co. – Sektkellereien – Sparkling Wine Cellar – Bacharach, Germany – Iman R. Abdulfattah

© Iman R. Abdulfattah

Gölz’sche Weinkellerei – St. Werner – Bacharach, Germany – Iman R. Abdulfattah

© Iman R. Abdulfattah

Bacharach Besuchen – Visit Bacharach

This business was opened 111 years ago. According to one business website, this business is closed and another says it is still active.

Marbach Burgbrand – Burglay Liköre – Liquors – Bacharach, Germany – Iman R. Abdulfattah

© Iman R. Abdulfattah

© Iman R. Abdulfattah

© Iman R. Abdulfattah


Groliers Craft Press – L. Kehlman Co – Amarusa Paper Revisited

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Previously published on FAB:

Home of Em’s Specialty Candies – Fudge – Chocolates – Syracuse, NY

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Columbia Banking Federal Savings & Loan Association – Two Handy Offices – Rochester, NY

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Columbia Banking Federal Savings and Loan Association: 31 East Main Street, Rochester NY became inactive on June 3, 1994

A partial list of the financial institutions to which the assets of Columbia Banking  includes:

  • OnBank in Syracuse, NY
  • M&T Bank, and
  • Key Bank

Barbe Leturgez – Sieges , Tentures, Ameublement – Seats, Curtains & Furniture – Arras, FR – Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

Meet the ghost-sign hunters | Cities | The Guardian | Melbourne – Nick Gadd

The Omega Oil sign in New York. Often these adverts are hidden for decades by buildings, billboards or trees – reappearing briefly during a construction project, before they are destroyed forever. Photograph: Frank Jump

READ MORE: Meet the ghost-sign hunters | Cities | The Guardian.

ALSO CHECK OUT: Ghost signs from around the world

V.H. Lang Trophies Co. Inc. – Rochester, NY

222 South Avenue © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Across the street from the Capron Lofts is the old V.H. Lang Trophies building. The trophy shop closed its doors last month (May) as the owners sought retirement, and it has been rumored that the building was recently sold to an unknown investor. Can you imagine lofts or retail space in this tired-looking historic structure? Will you be the change maker in this city to make that happen? – Signs of life: the next “HOT” Neighborhood? URBAN PERSPECTIVE || therochesteriat.com/signs-of-life/ JUNE 20, 2014 BY JASON SCHWINGLE

Catholic Courier, 1992

Brasserie Wielemans-Ceuppens – Brouwerij Wielemans Ceuppens – Brewery – Brussel, BE – Lowlands Correspondent, Gaia Son

Former brewery is now the Contemporary Art Center in Brussels © Gaia Son

Spread over a century, from 1880 to 1980, the history of Wielemans-Ceuppens…merges with that of the beer industry in Belgium: exponential growth, constant adaptation to modern technology and demand market purchase of competing breweries followed by absorption by a larger, decline and closure. In 1978 the brewery was taken over by Stella Artois. The business was phased out from 1980 and on September 29, 1988 the last Wieleman Beer was brewed. The Centre was opened in 2007 in the old [Deco] building for contemporary art, after restoration and renovation works were started in 2005. – Wikipedia

Prosper Wielemans opened the Café Métropole to sell his beer. Prosper then decided to build a hotel: the Hotel Métropole, designed by Alban Chambon. © Wikipedia Commons