The mural we’ve seen so many times at Veselka—never actually in focus, since we’re usually scarfing a burger and chili at 4 a.m.— will soon be gone, manager Jason Birchard tells us. The restaurant is planning to expand sometime between now and spring depending on financing (it’ll be closed for a couple days while new bathrooms are installed, among other things), and the back wall will be torn down. The biggest loss to Second Avenue since the 2nd Ave Deli closed? Perhaps. But don’t worry, the mural, which depicts the restaurant at its most hoppin’, can be yours for a price! All you have to do is call Veselka for the number of Arnie Charnick, the artist who has been painting the restaurant's murals since 1982. No word on whether 1 Oak will be selling its Barack Obama mural.
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