New Luck — new look

The east side of Cali Ave in The Junction just keeps a-changin’ — Just discovered that New Luck Toy isn’t just getting a new look, it’s getting a new mission. A flyer posted to its door touts “Talarico’s Pizzeria,” ostensibly coming soon. And even more shocking — the streetfront facade to the restaurant’s great brown hulk now has WINDOWS!

I do wonder what will become of the charming blinking neon New Luck Toy sign, though. Such a throwback to the day when every small town (and WS was once a small town all its own) had a sort-of-kitschy Chinese restaurant, serving cornstarchy Cashew Chicken over Minute Rice with a side of those crunchy canned “chow mein noodles.” Ewww.

BTW, Talarico’s does not appear to be a chain — the name only turns up online as a store in Kansas … (“Dorothy, we’re not eating Chinese food any more!”)

3 Replies to "New Luck -- new look"

  • Keith March 26, 2006 (11:49 am)

    Interesting. I had heard New Luck would be “updated” but would stick to some sort of Chinese/Asian theme.
    In addition the sign out front, I wonder what will happen to that dragon with the red light bulb eyes that hung on the wall of the back bar.

  • Keith April 17, 2006 (12:09 pm)

    The New Luck sign came (mostly) down over the weekend.

  • Administrator April 17, 2006 (6:18 pm)

    I saw that on Sunday … wasn’t sure if it was a new development or not since I hadn’t been thru the Junction in a while. Gotta go by soon and squint at the building more closely to see if there’s any word on when the new pizza joint will open …

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