Oakland, California: Stuffed Polar Bear

A 12-foot-tall stuffed polar bear snarls in a glass case in a restaurant supply store.

East Bay Restaurant Supply Store

49 4th St., Oakland, CA
East Bay Restaurant Supply Store. Drive east on 4th St. as far as you can, and you'll see the store.
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There is a 12-foot-tall stuffed polar bear in the East Bay Restaurant Supply Store in Oakland. It's cool on its own, and to be sitting in a restaurant supply store increases it coolness IMHO. It is apparently a record-sized bear, shot by the founder of the store in Alaska in 1966.

[Tiki Mark, 01/21/2013]

We're probably too suspicious, but always wonder about the truthiness of I-shot-a-polar-bear stories. Maybe the bear is just one of the "supplies" salvaged from a sportsman's bar that went out of business? Jan. 28, 2012: Tiki Mark followed up with a plaque pic, reading: "Record Class - Polar Bear - top Ten in Boone & Crockett Trophy Club" and "Killed by John Breznikar, March 8, 1966, Guide Harry Pederson, Taxidermy by Outer's, Oakland." Buy local!

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