Kip's Big Boy Is Back on Abrams Road

Categories: Neighborhoods

KipsBigBoySanta.jpg
Earlier this year, Kip's Big Boy statue made his Abrams Road debut, replacing the extraordinarily creepy baby Buddha statue at the center of White Rock Landscaping owner Gary Isett's Cowboy star-shaped flower bed.

The iconic hamburger slinger's cameo proved to be brief. Within days, city of Dallas code inspectors issued a decree that the 7-foot statue was in violation of city ordinance.

"Basically, the violation was [the statue] was not within the setback rules," code compliance director Jimmy Martin said at the time, adding that it also violated visibility rules that govern what can be placed on corner lots.

So, Isett dusted off the creepy Buddha and moved Big Boy into his backyard.

See also: Kip's Big Boy Statue Gone From Abrams Road Lawn, Thanks to City Code Enforcers

The retirement was short-lived. On Tuesday, or possibly over the weekend, Isett returned the statue to his front yard, this time adorning him with a Santa hat, wooly beard and a Christmas gift where his hamburger used to be. Next to him stands the abominable snowman. Here's a better view of the setup:

KipsBigBoyCowboysStar.jpg

Both statues are positioned well back from the corner, presumably outside the "visibility triangle" required to be kept clear.

We've left a message with Isett, but judging by his response last time, he won't be eager to talk.

Send your story tips to the author, Eric Nicholson.

My Voice Nation Help
8 comments
mjcpitt
mjcpitt

That would be a billiken.  Not a "creepy Buddah".

juanmayeaux
juanmayeaux

The homeowner has a great sense of humor. I wish he was my next door neighbor.

Nictacular
Nictacular

Now I want a burger with 1,000 Island dressing on it.

Greg820
Greg820

It's stuff like this that makes it worth getting out of bed every morning.

ruddski
ruddski topcommenter

Probably be stolen by January.

Greg820
Greg820

@mjcpitt Thanks!!!   It's knowedge and insight like this that keeps me coming back to Unfair Park.

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

General

Loading...