July 13, 1996

Tom's original "Here"/"Gone" sign: the text says GONE Hours Tuesday - Saturday but it's mostly crossed out and says "Who Knows" and "See you next Year"
Back in Tom's original Santa Cruz shop, he didn't have an "Open" and "Closed" sign but rather a "Here" and "Gone" sign. He modified this one on his way out the door on New Year's Eve 1996.

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