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Community Photo of the Week: Uptown sign

on August 10, 2011

Oakland North is continuing with our feature. Every Wednesday, we will publish a photo submitted by one of our readers. This week’s photo is by Hildegard Dodd.

Dodd said she first saw the sign while attending the Oakland Art Murmur, and made a mental note to return at sunset when the light is nice and there wasn’t a crowd. “It would be interesting to know what the rest of the sign once looked like,” Dodd wrote in an e-mail. “I assume by the once neon cocktail, it was for a bar.”

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  1. Gene on August 10, 2011 at 9:12 am

    I can’t tell you what the sign looked like, but I did some research on it a while back. It was a bar called Burnett’s New Lucky’s.

  2. anon on August 10, 2011 at 9:51 am

    You can see from the outline over the blue that it was for a place called “New Lucky’s”. The bottom line of the “L” extended all the way across the bottom of the sign. The descender on the “y” intersected with it.

    Here’s an old ashtray from the place:

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