Classic El Sombrero Signage Probably Won’t Return to the Exterior of 108 Stanton Street

Posted on: August 1st, 2014 at 6:03 am by
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Hate to burst the bubble, but the wonderfully classic El Sombrero signage will not return to the exterior of 108 Stanton Street when the reboot launches. The marquee is now a rustic wood flavor with evenly-spaced lighting.

Before you reach for that tissue, though, take comfort in the knowledge that the faded relic hasn’t altogether vanished. Peeking through the plywood shed yesterday, we noticed that some of the interior furnishings were constructed with its carcass. Guess the new ownership can say the restaurant was built with reclaimed elements of the predecessor…

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As previously reported, the second iteration of the thirty-year-old El Sombrero is helmed by Jose Almonte and his son Junior (related to original owners). They took over the assets back in April, and promised at the time to keep alive the tradition of cheap Mexican fare. Their plan includes sprucing up the vibe a bit.

Still better than having Artichoke Pizza, though…

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