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New Restaurant Branding Signs | Magnolia Villa

Pinnacle started working with the owners of Local on North in 2015.  The company owners – Amira and Salem Makhloufi – reached out to Pinnacle for signage for their single restaurant located in Canton, GA.  Within the same year they opened an additional three new restaurant locations in Roswell, Marietta, and Duluth, GA.

Fast forward to 2020 and we are once again working with the Local on North team for a new concept. As the company has grown they have continued to trust Pinnacle to handle their signage needs.  Very soon they will be opening another two restaurants that feature new branding and menus. The first restaurant concept is an Italian-inspired restaurant named Magnolia Villa and the second is a Cantina location that will be called Nava Taqueria. 

Both new restaurant locations will be in the Canton development surrounding Reformation Brewery’s production facility.  The new location has an open concept mixed-use feel that will feature green space, restaurants, and shopping with a large event schedule in the open area.

The team at Pinnacle recently went out to survey the new locations and determine what the needs would be for the exterior signage. Our team noticed an amazing opportunity at the location to create signs for the up and coming event center in Canton. As we surveyed the location, we noticed that the permitting requirements would have to abide by various sets of rules so our design team took the reins to make sure the design would pass compliance.

Design Based on Architecture

The design team suggested that the most aesthetic look for the new location would include an outdoor sign on a curved awning.  Mounting the channel letters on the curved area was one of the main obstacles.  Lead Designer Joanne took the time to scale the curve and design the layout of the letters. The owners decided that this sign was to be backlit with backer panels and standoffs to help with illumination. After the design was complete and approved, it was time to move forward with production.

Custom Fabrication

David, our new fabrication lead associate, took the design and started to break down the elements he would need to create the sign from concept to completion. Over the course of 3 weeks, in parallel with other projects, he bent the reverse letters by hand to follow the design specifications. We then routed the faces and the backer panel for the sign.

The next step in the process was to weld the faces to the returns and backer on the sign. David then custom fabricated a curve raceway to hold the sign to the awning. After everything had been dry-fitted, it was time for paint and lighting. The final assembly was an amazing sign which will advertise an amazing restaurant for years to come!


Pinnacle continues to expand our in house capabilities to be able to meet any sign challenges for our clients.  Our in-house fabrication services have furthered our ability to create amazing custom signs for our clients that can match any architectural and local permit requirements.  Give us a call today to discuss your needs.