A relic of Houston’s past goes on the auction block this week.
The iconic neon sign that welcomed visitors to Felix’s Mexican Restaurant for more than 50 years is being sold on eBay.
Executive Chef Tyson Cole, who opened Uchi Houston in the Westheimer space that housed Felix’s, has targeted all the proceeds from the auction to the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) to honor Felix’s late owner Felix Tijerina. Tijerina served four terms as president of LULAC.
"Our Uchi family is proud to offer this iconic sign up to benefit Mr. Tijerina's favorite charity, LULAC, an organization he led, supported and believed in for so many years," Cole said.
The auction, which went live Monday, will continue through Dec. 2.
The porcelain sign is being auctioned it three parts, each with a starting bid of $1,500.