A little slice of North Texas history returns to Lower Greenville Thursday night.
Three of the six frogs that once sat atop the Tango Nightclub in the 1980s are returning to Dallas.
In 1985 the frogs were split up and sold when the club closed down. Three of the frogs are now living in Nashville atop a Chuy's restaurant, the other three, which were sent to Carl's Corner, are now headed back to their former home at 1827 Greenville Avenue.
Where the nightclub once stood a Taco Cabana now stands. The frogs will be installed on the roof overnight Thursday, but before that happens they'll be available for photo ops at an 80s-themed party between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday.
The party includes a DJ, $.85 bean and cheese tacos and other happy hour specials. The following day, at 9 a.m., the frogs will be unveiled in their new permanent home atop the restaurant.
"We've been working to bring the Tango Frogs home to their original Lower Greenville Avenue address for quite some time, so this will be a real celebration," said Taco Cabana Chief Operating Officer Todd Coerver. "The Tango Frogs are finally back where they belong and are the perfect addition to our newly renovated restaurant and to this revitalized neighborhood."
The frogs were designed by Texas-based artist Bob "Daddy-O" Wade. Wade also designed Izzy, the giant Iguana scuplture housed on a roof at the Fort Worth Zoo.
"I'm proud to collaborate with a forward-thinking company like Taco Cabana that's helping bring the arts back to the Lower Greenville community and fun to its guests," said Wade.