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British Bankers Club's liquor license indefinitely suspended

Original post made on Jan 12, 2012

Until another owner takes over operations at the landmark British Bankers Club, at the corner of El Camino Real and Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park, the restaurant and bar will not be licensed to serve beer, wine or liquor, according to a spokesman for the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agency.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, January 12, 2012, 2:10 PM

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm

> The complaint from the ABC calls the club "a disorderly house"
> that created problems for the Menlo Park Police Department

Ok .. now that the BBC has been closed down .. maybe Menlo Park can lay off one or two police officers .. since there won't be as many calls for service now ..

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Posted by Phil
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Typical response Bob. Blame anyone or everything and deflect attention away from the people who created the problem. The management of BBC.

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Posted by Juan Corleone
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 12, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Hahahahahaha. Good riddance!

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Posted by Observer
a resident of South of Midtown
on Jan 13, 2012 at 2:08 pm

This is too bad! Now all the rowdy BBC customers are drinking at Cafe Borrone and they yell as if they were in a bar. Very unpleasant.

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Posted by Bill Sykes
a resident of Mountain View
on Jan 15, 2012 at 9:04 pm


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Posted by MD
a resident of another community
on Feb 16, 2012 at 4:56 pm

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Posted by Jay
a resident of Stanford
on Jun 25, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Typical yuppie/upscale people whining about loud people in a bar. Gee, get a life or move out of town. Sad to hear BBC closing

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Posted by charles buckley
a resident of another community
on Dec 4, 2012 at 10:55 am

Were they just following protocol to close the place?

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Posted by former "beeb" patron
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 9, 2014 at 5:14 pm


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Posted by Losers All
a resident of Professorville
on Jul 9, 2014 at 5:49 pm

Thirty years ago, my then-boyfriend took me to the BBC on a date. Back then, it was an impressive and somewhat upscale place. Within five years, it had begun its downside into what it would soon become, evidenced by young men of questionable attire, appearance, and reputation hanging out there.

Best to start over from scratch, with a new name and a new game.

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Posted by Stan
a resident of Menlo Park
on Oct 29, 2015 at 8:01 am

BBC was a decent place until new ownership took over several years ago. It was a nice place with live music and a dance floor that attracted white collar types. Menlo Park is such an upscale town and deserves a high class yet casual place for people to enjoy. With new ownership I am hopeful the place will become a safe and entertaining place once again.

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