This place was a speakeasy back in the Depression, and has been an Irish bar for some time. It seems to have a reputation as a no-nonsense, friendly kind of joint, and attracts a mixed crowd, including plenty of local Chinese residents, and a smattering of elderly Scandinavians. Does anyone know anything about a shaving cream song that supposedly amuses the regular drinkers?
Well, this looks like a fossil of the far-away 80's, and what a cool little sign it is. The store was shut up when I walked by, but there was a lot of stuff inside. The goods looked pretty random, and included clothing.
These signs are beauties! A hero, your basket of groceries, a foaming mug, & you're all set! Not so exciting inside.
The main sign actually says Mario's Economy Discount Wines and Liquors, but the Mario has almost disappeared. What I like is the vertical sign, with that little "Spirits Too!!" kick at the bottom. Not one, but two exclamation marks!! Let's go wild!!
And finally, a fairly recent street sign that marks the Scandanavian roots of the neighborhood. It's got an exotic, faraway allure & I'd be pretty happy if that were my address - all pine trees, snow & dried reindeer meat.