Rethink pink?

The latest design controversy in downtown Sonoma isn’t about hotels or tasting rooms, but rather the shade of one Plaza shop door. With the change from a Ben & Jerry’s franchise to their own Grandma Linda’s Ice Cream shop on First Street West, owners Troy and Dawn Marmaduke painted the front door pink as part of the re-branding.

Though the color (officially, cerise delight, though it looks more like black cherry) was approved by the city’s Design Review Commission, an appeal has been filed by a contingent of critics who say the shade is inappropriate for the neighborhood. The City Council will hear the appeal on March 3.


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    One Response to Rethink pink?

    1. Jason Allen says:

      Really? C’mon Sonoma, let these small business owners keep their pink paint! It’s an ice cream shop for crying out loud, it looks fine!