The big “T” atop the Tully’s headquarters building next to Interstate 5 in Seattle came down Monday.
Pabst Brewing, which owns Rainier Beer, plans to install on Oct. 24 a replica — built by Western Neon — of the big “R” that stood on the brewery for 50 years until 2000.
The Tully’s headquarters is moving to a spot near Pike Place Market. A Tully’s spokeswoman said it isn’t ready to disclose its plans for the letter.
The building now sports two big signs bearing a big “?” on them with arrows pointing up to where the new “R” will stand. The signs also include the Web address — whatbelongshere.com — for more information on the changing of the letters.
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The “T” was put up in 2000 when Tully’s moved its roasting plant into the building. It replaced the original “R,” which is now displayed at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI).