Get your eagle on … for $1,000

EagleDo you recognize this eagle? If you used to eat at Tejano Restaurant, probably so. It was a fixture at the restaurant’s entrance for decades.

Tejano is undergoing its transformation to El Corazon de Tejas, which is expected to open next week. Interior designer Ann Spicer has come up with a lovely new color scheme and pared-down decor that includes a custom 12-foot-by-8-foot mural by artist Peggy Jones. It’s going to look great — fresh and brand new. But I had to ask: What happened to all that kitschy stuff that decorated the old Tejano?

Turns out, it all was put up for sale on Craigslist. A regular customer bought the velvet painting that used to be in the bar, for $350.

All that’s left is this carved wooden eagle, which is for sale at $1,000.

If it doesn’t sell, says managing partner John Cuellar, Jones has plans to rework it so it can be used in the new restaurant’s decor.


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