Gabriola RealtyWhen do you suppose this Gabriola Realty sign went up? It looks like it’s been in place for decades.

I’m fond of history, signs, and Gabriola — here all three interests come together in one happy place. So I’d love to know more about Gabriola Realty, which must have ceased to exist years ago. Was the company bought by Coast Realty?

And another thing: does the phone number on the sign seem oddly familiar? If so, you’ve probably ordered pizza from Underground Pizza, which had the number until recently. Since the Underground is out of business, one wonders if the number is currently available.

(If it is available, I’m sure some Gabriola realtor will be on the phone first thing tomorrow morning, trying to snag the number.)