Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Peters Billiards sign January 20, 2015

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TRAVELING THROUGH THE CROSSTOWN area of Minneapolis along Interstate 35W, I note the Peters Billiards sign flashing bright on the side of an earth-toned building.


Billiards, edit 1


You can’t miss it.

Pool cues and racked balls define the signage, leaving no doubt that this family-owned business sells pool tables and accessories. I appreciate such specific graphic signage that’s colorful, clear and concise.

Behind that sign there’s a history that stretches back to 1957, according to the company’s website.

Inside, you’ll find Greg Peterson, one of the world’s leading experts and collectors of antique billiard tables. Some of those tables are displayed here.

The business restores pool tables, even offers a custom line created by co-founder Ken Peters.

All of this I learned because that interstate side sign grabbed my photographic attention.

Well done, graphic designer.

© Copyright 2015 Audrey Kletscher Helbling


10 Responses to “Peters Billiards sign”

  1. Karen Says:

    You didn’t mention that the building itself is designed to look like a giant pool table!

  2. Peter’s Billiards is where we got the bar stools for our kitchen. They have a great selection and you can customize the stools to whatever you desire.

  3. Almost Iowa Says:

    My gosh, we pass by things like that every day without a second thought. It’s got to be a metaphor for something….

  4. hotlyspiced Says:

    I’d love to see some of those antique tables. We have a pool table and only because we inherited it when we moved into this home. It’s in an upstairs room and the owner thought it would be too difficult to move it. They are so heavy with all that slate! xx

  5. I think I have been in there – Billards shops are a great place to look for bar stools.

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