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Social media exec claims British Bankers Club

Original post made on Aug 23, 2012

Eight months after the party stopped at the landmark British Bankers Club in Menlo Park, signs of revival appeared, thanks to a former social media executive with ties to Palo Alto.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 23, 2012, 8:50 AM

Comments

Posted by Reopen-The-BBC, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 23, 2012 at 9:22 am

Let's hope these folks are successful in obtaining the necessary licenses and local approvals. The BBC has a lot to offer Menlo Park and Palo Alto.

Perhaps with local ownership, better management and oversight of management will keep the violations down, and the BCC open.


Posted by neighbor, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 23, 2012 at 10:09 am

This place was there for a long time, and as a woman, always looked like the least appealing and least authentic etablishment. Knock it down and start over, with a new name.


Posted by T., a resident of Greenmeadow
on Aug 23, 2012 at 10:46 am

"Neighbor", as a woman, I loved the BBC, it's beautiful inside and out and I am very excited that it may reopen, huzzah!


Posted by Jeanie Smith, a resident of Evergreen Park
on Aug 23, 2012 at 11:19 am

BBC used to be a really classy place with upscale clientele, discreet barkeeps, and a sophisticated ambiance. It used to be THE place to go to meet well-heeled men, or have an excellent meal, or impress over a business lunch. What a shame it fell into such disrepute...

I hope Van Natta can bring it back to its former glory-- I for one would appreciate its return.


Posted by ynez, a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Aug 23, 2012 at 11:31 am

Close it down please. Its a dive


Posted by Shine, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Aug 23, 2012 at 12:07 pm

If this goes like Van Natta's last three ventures (Amazon, Zynga, Facebook), BBC will be worth $10B by end of 2013.


Posted by Pearl, a resident of another community
on Aug 23, 2012 at 3:52 pm

And, much earlier in the last century, old-timers will remember that the BBC builing was the Bank of America headquarters in Menlo Park. I remember my mother taking me there as a kid when she had to do the family banking. Oh, for the good, old days!!! ; )


Posted by michelle, a resident of Menlo Park
on Dec 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm

rumor has it the "new" guy pulled out....but dont worry, It will come back...and REMAIN BBC!