The old “Ballard Market” sign is about to be auctioned off to raise money for the Ballard Food Bank.
Town & Country Market renamed the Ballard Market in March to align with their six regional stores, all of which now are named Town & Country Market.
The Ballard Market’s old sign was disassembled as part of the renaming process, and now, Town & Country is auctioning off the “Market” letters as part of the fundraiser.
The online auction will start on July 16 at 9 a.m., and bidders will be able to bid on individual letters from the “Market” part of the sign. The auction will end on July 20 at 5 p.m., and the highest bidder of each letter will take home their winnings.
(The auction link is www.biddingowl/com/towncountrymarkets and will go live on July 16 at 9 a.m.)
All proceeds from the auction will go to benefit the Ballard Food Bank
“Ballard Market opened in 1986 and has been a longstanding member of the Ballard community and part of so many memories. While the market is unchanged – same team, same shopping experience and same product selection, we know there’s nostalgia in the name,” Susan Allen, Director of Brand Development of Town & Country Markets said in a statement.
“For anyone who really loves this market, or who simply likes how the letters look, or maybe both, we encourage you to bid! The dollars spent will do so much good.”
As for the “Ballard” part of the sign, Town & Country says it will install it on the side of the Ballard store.