The famous Doggie Diner head so revered in San Francisco once smiled over Macdonald Avenue in Richmond, as shown in this image posted by Debra Harkness, administrator of the “I Grew up in Richmond, California” Facebook group.
Debra added last week that the group will have a canopy at the Juneteenth Festival. Be sure to stop by and say hello.
The festival will be from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 18 at Nicholl Park, on Macdonald Avenue at 33rd Street, following the annual parade that starts at 10 a.m.
The Doggie Diner chain also had a location at San Pablo and Fairmount avenues in El Cerrito that also had the familiar doggie head.
If anyone has a picture of either location, we’d love to share it here.