Oak Parkers can buy a little piece of village fast-food history for the low price of $6,500.
Those who long for the days of going to an OPRF High School football game or a youth baseball game and then swinging by the beloved, and now defunct, Tasty Dog restaurant — formerly at 708 Lake St. — can purchase the iconic restaurant sign at Salvage One, a vintage retail shop in Chicago.
Marcus Ober, buyer and retail manager at Salvage One, tells Wednesday Journal that the sign is on consignment for the village, which will pocket half the money when it sells.
The sign is still intact, but the plexiglass insert that actually reads Tasty Dog had already been removed by the owner of Tasty Dog before Salvage One came to pick it up.
"It was a little disappointing that it didn't have those panels," Ober said, adding that the top of the sign still reads "World's Finest Hot Dog!"
Ober said the sign weighs about 500 pounds — it took a cherry picker, metal cutter and crane to remove it from the location when the fast-food establishment was demolished in November to make way for the District House mixed-use condo building going up next year.
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