Victoria Station

Victoria Station

All photos above courtesy of Victoria Station executive Tom Blake.  For more information visit The Victoria Station website.  Today, Tom Blake owns Tudor & Spunky’s Deli in Dana Point, California.

Passage from Tom Blake’s Prime Rib & Boxcars: Whatever Happened to Victoria Station?

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Why build in Marin?  The demographics were impressive; it was one of the wealthiest counties in America.  But a more likely reason was that the Bradleys and the Freemans had moved to central Marin, not more than 10 minutes from the site.  And they and their families needed a nearby place to eat.  The Bradleys had bought a home with a pool and a tennis court in Ross, one of the most affluent communities in affluent Marin.  Not to be outdone, Bob and Sharon sold their Sausalito home (the one Mukluk had visited), and they built a magnificent home in Kentfield, just a mile from the site we picked eventually for the restaurant.  The Freemans had a kidney-shaped pool with a waterfall, and, of course, a tennis court.  For the two couples, having a VS so close was like having your own country club, only in the form of a restaurant.

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To purchase Tom Blake‘s Prime Rib & Boxcars: Whatever Happened to Victoria Station? visit his WEBSITE.

Classic Memories

Katja Juliannova:  “My weird Victoria Station memory was going to see Apocalypse Now when it came out (complete with graphic cow sacrifice scene) and then walking into Victoria Station and seeing a glass case full of aged meat. If I remember, we all kind of looked at each other and then, decided to go to Yet Wah instead.”

Nancy Gottesman Mann: “I still remember getting a side of mushrooms and a baked potato for dinner at Victoria Station (early days of being a vegetarian).”

Do YOU have photos or memories of the Go-Kart track in Larkspur?

12 thoughts on “Victoria Station

  1. LOVED this. we went so much, that if no one was around, they would let us go way past the time limit. AND we’d all go around the OTHER direction too. Thanks for the memories! Know have a few pix from the track somewhere. will look and post.

  2. Ah, that track! Nothing like standing in the dusty wind waiting for tween-age boys to finish their laps. And as for Victoria Station (God, when have I thought of THAT?), didn’t Seth Barrish have a job there in high school?

  3. My weird Victoria Station memory was going to see Apocalypse Now when it came out (complete with graphic cow sacrifice scene) and then walking into Victoria Station and seeing a glass case full of aged meat. If I remember , we all kind of looked at eachother and then, decided to go to Yet Wah instead.

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