|Carl Pacheco's on W. Santa Clara Street 1960 (Shirlie Montgomery)|
Carl Pacheco had one of most swingin' bars in downtown San Jose in the 1950s and early 1960s. Shirlie loved this place. Her bars of choice seemed to be Pacheco's, Glenn Neece's Ringside Bar, and later Sam's Log Cabin. Alas, today these are just faded memories.
I am not sure who the couple is in this 1960 photo, but the Chrysler Imperial with those super-streamlined features and the spectacular fins steals the whole shot!
Pacheco's was torn down, along with a bunch of other old-time buildings to make way for the Park Center Plaza, a developers dream that never really got developed. Too bad ... we lost icons for the dreams of re-development.
|Please take me home! Carl Pacheco's - Cocktails - Food - Fun.|
|Ad for the 1960 Chrysler Imperial|