Fire at the Elite


IT WAS A sunny Friday morning, February 24, and it looked as if the historic neon sign fronting the Elite Cafe would at last again be fully lit. Then suddenly a swarm of fire trucks was on the scene. There had been an electrical short and the sign caught fire, with flames leaping out of the top and into the morning sky.

“We finally found the part to fix the sign to light both sides,” says owner Andy Chun, “and the sign guys somehow caught the thing on fire when they were installing it.”

Chun says the extent of the damage and how long repairs will take are both unknown at this point.