He has since constructed a new two-story restaurant building closer to Taft Avenue. He closed the restaurant — a popular eatery in the days when 11th Street was Highway 50 — and sold the business, but he has retained ownership of the building, which now houses El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant.
A number of readers recognized “Herc” in the photo. They include Jeffie Evans, Jenice Jones, Leona Willis, Julie Curran, Joanne Gama, Jeanie Garcia, Zena Robbins, Arleen Robbins, Arch Bakerink, Pete Mitracos, Lisa Fornasero, Craig Mizuno and Evelie Grebil.
Today’s Remember When mystery photo, below, shows three Tracyites in a second-hand store on Central Avenue in May 1990. Who are they, what was the name of the store and what was the occasion of the photo?