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Palo Alto's long-standing sports bar The Old Pro to close June 19

Original post made on Jun 2, 2022

Originally opening in 1964, The Old Pro has long served as Palo Alto's classic sports bar, even as Silicon Valley sprung up around it. On Wednesday, the business announced its permanent closure after its last day on June 19.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, June 2, 2022, 4:13 PM

Comments (6)

Posted by cheese guy
a resident of Palo Verde
on Jun 3, 2022 at 8:11 am

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Sorry to hear this news, though it never really was the real Old Pro after it left the classic Quonset hut location on ECR. Well, if you really want a dive bar, this leaves us Fred's Place which happens to be just into Mountain View. Perhaps Palo Alto can claim it.

Posted by John Donegan
a resident of another community
on Jun 3, 2022 at 8:40 am

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The Oasis, Antonios Nut House, and now the Old Pro. Is nothing sacred?

Posted by theAlex
a resident of South of Midtown
on Jun 3, 2022 at 10:26 am

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It's time to bring back the speakeasy, gentlemen...

Posted by We Are The People
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 3, 2022 at 4:33 pm

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How Come there aren't an Addresses? Just Streets? Asking for a Friend.

Posted by Banes
a resident of Greater Miranda
on Jun 4, 2022 at 8:53 am

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Palo Alto absolutely was an iconic city, what its becoming is not welcoming. ADU’s cluttering cemented backyards. All these people cramming to live & work here & few patrons? What am I missing?

Posted by John Donegan
a resident of another community
on Jun 5, 2022 at 10:19 am

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I miss the quonset hut. Palo Alto needs dive bars, not more contrived hipster bistros.

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