He appeared years ago when the place was Victor's Cafe , then was painted brown when a Malaysian place moved in. Now the new owner has whitewashed him over and put in overhead lighting. For a minute, it looked like he was going to be torn down, but I believe the Landmark's Commission took a dim view of that. Haven't been in the new place, and probably won't since it's rather pricey, one chef has come and gone, and the food has gotten a terrible review. I figure the boy is waiting this one out.