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#21 larrobb

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 05:08 PM

Looking for the different names the place had, mainly.  Also wondered if it had been a speakeasy in its earlier days....there must be lots of stories out there, but with not much online help from the Empress, thought I would ask the locals.  I'm a local 'History Buff' too. :) 



#22 Bingo

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 06:14 PM

  I'm a local 'History Buff' too. :)

 


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#23 AllseeingEye

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 08:22 PM

My main recollection of Tiffany's is the p**** who stole my prized black leather jacket from the coat check during my one and only time there, circa ~ 1979. It was a classic disco setup both in decor (lots of mirrors and 'yes' there was a big bright shiny spinning disco ball hanging from the ceiling) and music which stands to reason given the era. When I worked p/t at the hotel from '83-85 that space had been re-purposed from a club to another banquet room if memory serves. During my time at the hotel I don't ever remember "Tiffany's" being discussed, referenced or otherwise referred to by name. It pretty much disappeared from the history of the hotel with more of a whimper than a bang.



#24 Nparker

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 08:37 PM

...It pretty much disappeared from the history of the hotel with more of a whimper than a bang.

Alas, so did pretty much everything else from the era of disco. A highly underappreciated musical form if you ask me.



#25 SimonH

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 03:54 PM

I used to go to the lost and found charity auction they held every year. Picked up a really nice leather jacket. Still wear it today.


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#26 larrobb

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 05:29 PM

Nothing like recollections from someone who was actually there,  thanks AllseeingEye.  much appreciated.  Trying get some history online using "Empress" in the search engine makes a guy think they have cyber censors whose job is to keep the past quiet....unless it involves the Queen or something.  Clearly she and Philip never busted a move at the Paint Cellar during their visits.



#27 Sparky

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 08:54 PM

I used to go to the lost and found charity auction they held every year. Picked up a really nice leather jacket. Still wear it today.


I used to just swing by on Monday nights and say I think I left my black leather jacket there. There were plenty to choose from.
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#28 AllseeingEye

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 09:36 PM

I used to just swing by on Monday nights and say I think I left my black leather jacket there. There were plenty to choose from.

Well mine was a London Fog size 38" (bearing in mind it was my much slimmer 19 year old body wearing it); kudos to you Sparky if you can fit into that thing :). These days, 35 years of weightlifting, 100+ pounds and three leather jackets later, I can just squeeze into a 56" chest in the current one.

 

larrobb there is a retail shop in the hotel today (the name escapes me offhand) that sells a "History of.." the Empress Hotel book; you might want to peruse it to see if there are references to Tiffany's therein.....



 



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