Hey, this installer looks suspiciously like one of the Knolls!
We at Walter Knoll Florist are happy our new sign is up and working. First zoning and hearings that took place, then it took 8 weeks to have the sign made, then it took a crane and welder in a cherry picker bucket to install it, then new electric and fiber optic cable need to be bored under the driveway, then the electricity hooked up the fiber optic cables terminated, and the sign installed and plugged in and connected to a computer, but finally today, our sign is active! Every two minutes a new image appears, just in time to wish all the traffic on South Hampton (located at 4620 Hampton Ave) a Happy New Year! The sign can show, text, images, moving video, flash, can update motion at 30 frames per second, and can be programmed remotely from our main office. The sign has over 28,000 LEDs (light emitting diodes), a temperature sensor, A GPS for time, and can display more than 68.7 billion colors. We are going to remove the lower reader board in the lower letterbox and replace it with our logo.
The balloons are animated!
We’ll announce specials
Tulips Are Here!
and give you the time and temp.
WATCH FOR IT!
Here are some images of the sign and the crane for this monumental installation!
We had a bit of a competition among each of our stores – an arrangement was entered by each and during our 125 anniversary party we asked our guests to vote for their favorite. Well, I’m not going to say which arrangement got the most votes. They are all such great entries. Enjoy!
After 60 years at 5501 Chippewa St, the Walter Knoll Florist store in south Saint Louis is moving to a new location just four blocks away in the St Louis Hills Neighborhood – 4620 Hampton Ave, three blocks south of Hampton Village on the east side of the street at Devonshire. Although the Chippewa store has served us well, our new shop features 4,000 sq feet, ample parking with an easier parking lot entrance, a brand new state of the art flower cooler and tons more display space. Our Chippewa staff is moving to the new location as well, which will start full operations on Tuesday, the 29th of January.