Banner Occasion: T.T. The Bear’s stage backdrop finds new home at The Verb’s Hojoko

When T.T. The Bear’s Place closed last weekend, one of the questions floating around the final night of the Cambridge rock club centered around the fate of its familiar stage backdrop, an instantly recognizable banner depicting a city skyline that rested for decades behind countless bands at the music venue.

Turns out, it has quickly found a new home.

The one-piece wooden backdrop is on public display at Hojoko, the soon-to-open “Japanese tavern” restaurant located at the Verb Hotel. Currently, the banner faces outward, just off Boylston Street and towards Jerry Remy’s, and you can see parts of Fenway Park in the reflection of the photo below.

The banner is one of several T.T.’s items acquired by the Verb Hotel and its archivist and curator, David Bieber. Check it out, and other memorabilia from the Boston rock scene spanning several decades, when Vanyaland hosts its final pool party of the summer at the Verb later this month. Details on the party will be revealed this week.