Saturday, April 4, 2009

In time for next Sunday...

...we found quite an easter egg at the job site. Behind the admittedly GHETTO old stucco facade, the contractors unearthed the original sign from my grandpa's old bar "Tony's" circa early 1940's. It's art deco (I think) font, and painted directly on the planks that used to be the exterior of the building. It was a very interesting day on the job, as everyone was amazed to find it, much less in such good shape. The building has been run by at least 3 others since my grandpa gave up the bar. Pretty wild that the sign was hiding under there the whole time. My dad has an aerial photo from the "Tony's" days that shows the building - with few others surrounding it - and the front sign is visible. The tentative plan is to extract each plank on Monday, then piece the sign together & eventually display it in the new restaurant patio. With this photo, the old aerial photo, and a little description. Pretty exciting!


8 comments:

Hypercube said...

That is sooo awesome!

Pat and Molly o'Shea said...

Tony, now there really is no doubt you will be amazingly successful. That is totally cool!!!!
Pat and Molly

Johnny K said...

yea, quite literally a "sign"! amazing!

Chancy said...

That is so awesome and I'm glad that you're incorporating it into the new restaurant. I was thinking that exact same thing as I was reading and then...you said the same thing. Yay! A great piece of Santos history!

Mandy Knotts said...

Now that is just plain old cool! I think it's a sign Tony!;-) So every exciting...we can't wait to come to your restaurant!

K said...

Love it!

Erik said...

That is really quite awesome. I bet Tony's was a fun place, and LWT will be wonderful, too!

K said...

Any more April updates?