“What we have here is a closeup of the neon sign in the window of Encore Records,” writes Elleanor Crown about April’s feature. “I was walking down the street when I found it!” writes ten-year-old Alexander Marsh, whose handwritten entry came complete with an illustration filling in the word “Sell” from the phrase “Buy Sell Trade” on the sign. Christel Raute writes she’s walked by the store at 417 E. Liberty for many years, but “never fully realized the sign was inside” the window.

It dawned on David Karl that the sign “looked like the grooves of a record and voila … Encore Records … a real Ann Arbor icon.” “I felt my age when I read that they’ve been” there that long, says Jeri Hollister. Encore succeeded Liberty Music at this spot in 1992. Thanks to Stephanie Harrell for the bright idea!

We received thirty-three correct entries. Our random drawing winner is Elleanor Crown. She’ll enjoy her $25 gift certificate at Downtown Home & Garden.

To enter this month’s contest, use the photo and clue on the Back Page of the May issue to identify the feature and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page.