Tuesday, January 29, 2013

signs: Cafe Sahara

On the edge of Chinatown next to 880 is this rusted sign. The neon is in surprisingly good shape, as are the numerous small bulbs around the edge. I can't find any info about Cafe Sahara, though, just other pictures of the sign and graffiti-covered building. One photo mentions a fire in 2004 and $200,000 worth of marijuana plants that were discovered, but that's about it. Anybody know more about it?
update: See the comment from Oakland Daily Photo
update: See the entry at Oakland Wiki where @policyhobo has been investigating the Cafe Sahara story.

1 comment:

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I remember when it was a going concern. It always had a reputation as a dive. I'm glad the sign has been allowed to rust in peace.