Anyone downtown over the weekend probably did a double-take when they saw a sign on the fence of the old Kolln Hardware Store that is now being renovated. In very authentic company logo, the sign advertised Hooters as a new restaurant coming to town.
The banner indicated that Hooters planned to open a new restaurant in the Kolln Building, that applications were being accepted, and the phone number given was the Pleasanton Weekly's, 600-0840.
Sorry folks, it was a fake sign that was removed Monday morning. For Hooters aficionados, you'll still have to go over to Dublin for "sight-seeing" at lunchtime. In the true spirit of Pleasanton's more conservative stance, there also were no job inquiries for Hooters jobs, which require waitresses to dress in somewhat abbreviated uniforms. At least here at the Weekly, we never got any calls.
As for the restoration work under way at the Kolln Building, Norman "Bud" Cornett, whose company, Peak Property Main Street, LLC, bought the building from the Kolln family in 2004, said work will be completed later this year with new tenants (not Hooters) moving in shortly afterward.
Located at the corner of Main and Division streets in the center of downtown Pleasanton, the Kolln building is one of the oldest on Main Street, second only to the Pleasanton Hotel, built in 1864.