Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Scarlette La Rue's

Just so you don't think I'm a downtown snob, I remember when the strip mall at the corner of Blossom Hill and Los Gatos Blvd had a Thrifty Drug anchored on one end and a Food Villa on the other. In between was Los Gatos Cyclery (or was it Los Gatos Schwinn...they sold Schwinn bicycles), and a cleaners, and a Photo Drive-Up which is where I brought all my 110 film.

And, there was also Scarlette La Rue's. It was where all the guys wanted to go when they were 21. It had more mystique then Black Watch (now The Watch) which everyone *knew* was a biker bar. Scarlette's had popcorn on the bar. Scarlette's had dixieland jazz playing. Scarlette's was a *party* A dear family friend used to hang out there, and they would have him play his banjo.

When they remodeled that strip mall, Scarlette's moved to somewhere in San Jose. Princeton Plaza maybe? I don't think it's been in business for a long time.

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