Who: Hotpoint Emporium is a thriving and creative artist cooperative in the heart of downtown Bristol, RI at 39 State Street. What: Hotpoint and all its members are in the beginning stages of a community effort to restore a historic landmark. The Hotpoint neon sign! This vintage enamel neon sign, located on top of the building at 39 State Street, Bristol, RI, is in need of desperate repair and is finally getting its chance to re-shine in its original glory. The building owners have graciously put up 50% of the costs related to the removal, restoration and re-installation of this sign and Hotpoint Emporium Co-op is raising the remaining funds through donations and a GoFundMe.com page. Ray from Dion Signs will be removing the iconic sign on Friday, February 22nd to begin its overhaul. As stewards of the community, the artists of Hotpoint Emporium have launched an effort to raise the remainder of the costs to re-light the Hotpoint sign. Every contribution will help us reach our goal for a bright, fully functioning sign. Donations will be received at The Hotpoint Emporium at 39 State Street, and on our GoFundMe me Page at www.gofundme.com/historic-landmark-restoration-hotpoint-sign Where: Hotpoint Emporium is located in the historic section of Bristol, RI at 39 State Street. How: The original sign was manufactured in Lima, Ohio by Neon Signs. The new sign will be restored by Ray Dion, Owner of Dion sign Company in Central Falls, RI.