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Support Colourful Shadowfax in beautiful Heritage Perth, 2017

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After operating in the town of Perth Ontario for 37 years, 8 in the current location, Shadowfax decided to spruce up their storefront with their trademark colours of purple and orange, and threw in a splash of green in honour of the founder, Wendy Laut. They hired a paint expert who did a beautifully professional job, as you can see in the photo. The results were certainly eye-popping, but the paint expert advised that as the high-quality paint cured and endured the weather, it would become more muted over time. An expenditure of this nature needs to last for several years.

The Town of Perth has advised Shadowfax that the paint colours do not conform to the requirements of the downtown Heritage by-law, and that they must repaint the storefront in more muted colours.

Shadowfax believes that the old and new can co-exist, and that the new paint adds to the beauty of the downtown while attracting customers off the thoroughfare of Gore Street to the store on Foster Street. The communities of customers and small business owners have been strongly supportive of Shadowfax, suggesting that the paint should be able to stay, and that the Town Council should consider broadening the permitted local Heritage colour palette.

Please sign this petition if you agree that the new paint should be given time to cure and weather, and that the Town of Perth should take this opportunity to consult with the small businesses who are the backbone of downtown Perth with regard to the allowable Heritage colours.

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