Looking at the redeveloped CH Smith site, you could be forgiven for thinking one section was still in need of a little more work.
But the Cimitiere Street-facing facade is being left partially untouched for a reason.
As a state heritage listed building, conditions are placed on works which may impact its significance.
A Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment Department spokesperson explained the permit issued in this case included a condition the sign be retained and "not be painted over except to the lower section of the wall below the word 'Blue'".
"This ... recognises the heritage value of the sign, as 'a distinctive element of the site .. that reflects a past way of life'," they added.
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The Tasmanian Heritage Council issued the permit for the redevelopment back in 2017.
Graffiti had previously covered the lower half of the sign, along with evidence of previous attempts made to restore it.
Developers Errol Stewart and Scott Curran have previously said it was their dream to retain as much of the original site as they could - and add to it.
It was this focus that helped the approval of the project, Mr Curran told a group tour of the site in late April.
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