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The Tiger Chronicles Continue

Apparently I’m not the only one who thought at first that the tiger was going for an unsanctioned wander:

The man who picked up Terri and tossed him in his Plymouth Voyager about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday told restaurant owners that he thought the faux feline had been accidentally dropped by the side of the road. He was planning to post a notice about the plastic cat on Craig’s List, but he realized his mistake after seeing news reports Wednesday morning that Terri had been stolen, said Wok & Roll owner Steve King.

He immediately called King, saying he wanted to return the restaurant’s “mascot.”

“He’s not a guy who wanted to do something bad,” King said. “He was pretty embarrassed.”

—”Tiger theft an ‘accident’,” Daily Camera

Things I learned from this:

  1. The tiger is plastic, not wooden.
  2. The tiger’s name is Terri.

Things Wok ‘n Roll should learn from this:

  1. Stop leaving your frickin’ tiger unattended! Every time you walk away, someone thinks the tiger’s there due to a prank! Your tiger should not be left unsupervised!

That is all.

Tiger Update. Also, More “Ain’t There No More”

Credit where credit is due: My husband totally pegged this one. He reminded me that DecorAsian isn’t the only Boulder business with wooden tigers on their doorsteps. The Wok ‘n Roll on Valmont and 28th has one too. Turns out, this week is the grand opening of the new Wok ‘n Roll location in the Meadows shopping plaza–Baseline and Foothills–and that’s what the spectacle this week on the corner is about.

Wok 'n Roll tiger with Grand Opening sign (backwards)

The bittersweet side of this is, this new Wok ‘n Roll location is opening in the storefront that CiCi’s used to occupy. Which means CiCi’s is gone. Remember fairly decent all-you-can-eat pizza in about 15 varieties for about $5 per person? Ain’t there no more. The franchise network continues (see here for remaining Denver-area storefronts), but the Boulder location has gone the way of the dodo. So now instead of one Cici’s and one Wok ‘n Roll, we have two Wok ‘n Rolls and no CiCi’s.

So now you know.

Tiger At The Crossroads, Tryin’ To Flag A Ride

Can I get DecorAsian on the phone? Their wooden tiger’s gone wandering again. Yeah. He’s hanging out on the southwest corner of Foothills and Baseline. Will someone please come get him before he wanders into traffic?

DecorAsian's Famous Wooden Tiger

Oh wait. Is that his trainer there with the big posterboard something?

Ah.

<EmLitella> Nevermind. </EmLitella>

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