The venerable old building was built in 1891 as the Union Hall Association. "Following the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, Banducci and Pritchard opened a bar on the site, but within a few years Marino Orlandi replaced Pritchard in the partnership, and in the late 1930s Marino bought out his partners. Then in 1947 he bought the building and converted the upstairs into apartments. Included in the bar were two alleys and the establishment was called the Arcata Bowl."
|Beautiful Place in it's hay days|
It was the place in town that you took your date, it was a classy place that allowed you to impress her and just have a really fun evening. They made all the classic and famous Tiki cocktails of the day. The late 1960's I'm talking about. It was probably one of the most memorable bars of my youth.
|Sad Ending for a Fine Establishment|
|July 25, 2001|