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Dino's Back: The Shoe Biz Dinosaur's Mystery Tour Is Over

In a mysterious reversal of fortune, the Shoe Biz (now Anthem) dinosaur, which has guarded the storefront of 1553 Haight St. since 1975, is back.

Dino went missing a month ago when the store was closed for renovation in the course of its conversion to new ownership. Wanted posters sprouted up over the neighborhood as the store sought to regain custody of the dinosaur.

The previous Lost Dinosaur sign

His travels will have to remain a mystery, though. Employees at the store yesterday said they still don't know where he's been: he just showed up for work Thursday morning before the store opened. But they're glad to have him back.

Thanks to tipster Hugh O.

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