The Emerald Theatre, which opened in 1921 as the Macomb Theatre, was designed by C. Howard Crane, the architect behind Detroit’s Fox Theatre, Fillmore Detroit and more. It’s heyday as the Emerald was in the 2000s when it was owned by Stars and Stripes Festival honcho Joe Nieporte and hosted concerts by Kid Rock, the Cult, Alice in Chains and other national acts. After more than a year of neglect, Mount Clemens’ historic Emerald Theatre is getting another chance at glory. In February, the building at 31 N. Walnut was purchased by developer John Hanna. (Melody Baetens , The Detroit News)
Ace Sign Company of Springfield, Illinois was selected by the new owner to design and manufacture the new iconic marquee, bringing back its landmark status in the community. Using 3D VR Conceptual Design Technology and in-house fabrication, the Ace Sign Co. team developed a classic marquee style including custom fabricated Emerald elements with LED and neon illumination. A classic marquee design and the jewel of Mount Clemens. The building’s façade was a blank canvas waiting for a dynamic and eye-catching design. Custom fabricated marquee including 3-Dimensional gem accents, two illuminated reader boards, vertical blade sign, and neon accenting. Completed in 2016.