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City, Main Street honor area business for beautification

Friday, June 15, 2012

Clover Signs Graphic Artist Jared Robertson, along with his wife Christy, needed only two-and-a-half months to complete the Pepsi mural which is depicted on the east wall of the Alabama Bar and Grill, located on Alabama Street, Brazil. [Order this photo]
For 10 years, the Alabama Bar and Grill has been servicing customers with its brand of food and adult beverages.

A handful of years ago, officials with Pepsi approached bar owner Kelly Market with a unique proposal: To paint a mural on the side of the building.

Recently, the process was kicked into full gear and on Friday, the bar was honored for the effort.

Officials with the City of Brazil -- along with Brazil Main Street, Inc. -- honored Market and her father, Ray Allen, with certificates of beautification.

Brazil Mayor Brian Wyndham also presented the two with City of Brazil T-shirts and keys to the city.

Market told The Brazil Times creating the mural was a "long, drawn out process."

"(Officials with Pepsi) had wanted to do this for a while," Market said.

Those involved then contacted Clover Signs.

Jared Robertson -- who serves as graphic artist for Clover Signs -- then created a design for the mural, which was eventually approved by Pepsi and Market.

From there, Robertson and his wife, Christy Robertson -- who also serves as Assistant Art Curator for the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology -- began the process of painting the mural.

The City of Brazil and Brazil Main Street, Inc., honored the owners of the Alabama Bar and Grill Friday with certificates of beautification. The bar teamed up with Pepsi and members of Clover Signs to have a Pepsi mural painted on the building's east side, facing the Clay County Courthouse. On hand for the certificate presentation included (front, from left) City of Brazil representative Susan Patterson, Brazil Main Street representative Stacey Gibbens, Alabama Bar and Grill representative Ray Allen, Alabama owner Kelly Market, Brazil Mayor Brian Wyndham, (back) Pepsi representatives Darren Buck, Brad Pierce and Bill Osborn, Clover Signs owner Andy Allender, Clover Signs Graphic Artist Jared Robertson and Brazil Main Street Vice President Andy Murphy. [Order this photo]
Jared said it took approximately two-and-a-half months to complete.

The background of the mural is painted in red and white and also includes the logos for both Pepsi and the Alabama.

In addition, there is a banner in the middle of the mural stating, "Clay County is Pepsi Country."

The mural also includes silhouettes of people painted in blue.

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I like Coke better but it is a nice work.

-- Posted by Oldone1959 on Sat, Jun 16, 2012, at 8:36 AM

looks great!

-- Posted by dmgmager on Sat, Jun 16, 2012, at 8:59 AM

Looks Great!!!

-- Posted by bandmom_63 on Sat, Jun 16, 2012, at 6:20 PM

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