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Geek Meets Chic: Walnut Creek Magazine

When Revenge of the Nerds hit movie theaters in 1984, Enrique Montero­­ was eight years old and a student at Walnut Creek’s Murwood Elementary School. Like so many of that era, Montero became obsessed with the MTV pop culture of the 80’s, rocking’ parachute pants, and breakdancing to Beverly Hills Cop’s “Axel F” at Larkey Park as a teenager.

Now, 33 years later, the 41-year-old nightclub promoter has channeled his inner passion for the “age of the blockbuster” into Retro Junkie Bar. Montero spent almost two years face-lifting the 52-year-old building on North Main Street, which was once home to WPLJ’s, before opening his new club. A former bartender at WPLJ’s, his journey has taken him full circle, returning and open Walnut Creek bar.

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