Fat’s Chicken and Waffles is closed on Mondays but another part of its overhaul of the old Catfish Corner is always available.
In September when we told you about the new joint’s debut at MLK and Cherry, CHS also told you about a project bringing back the muralist behind the building’s classic artwork to give the painting a touch-up.
James Crespinel, the artist who created the Martin Luther King, Jr. mural on the building’s eastern wall outside the restaurant, has wrapped up his work cleaning up the giant painting and its inspirational quotation:
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.
For more on MLK, Jr.’s words, check out this article from the Atlantic about how the civil rights leader’s very real words from his book Strength to Love became intermingled with a quotation he never said.
You can check out images of Crespinel’s MLK, Jr. mural in progress and other works here.