SILVER LAKE — It’s was no where as iconic as the roof-top Sunset Junction sign or as whimsical as the rotating Happy Foot/Sad Foot sign. But the worn out Tom’s Burgers sign – framed with often burned out light bulbs and missing a letter or two – still had its fans. Now, the sign at the corner of Sunset and Silver Lake boulevards has been removed a few months after a new pizzeria – Wood – moved into the renovated old burger place.
“I loved that junky old vintage sign,” said Marc Caswell, who lives near the restaurant and took some after the sign was removed.
But there’s a still a chance that a small piece of the sign will remain. In an interview earlier this year, Erik Martirosyan, who along with brother Edgar, owns Wood, said he planned on keeping the red “Tom’s” portion at the very top of the sign in a tribute to the old burger stand. We will soon find out if a piece of the old Tom’s sign will still rise above Sunset or has been tossed into a dumpster.
* Update: Erik Martirosyan said the sign was falling apart and he is now planning to repair it.