Emeryville

Emeryville, home to Pixar and Jamba Juice used to be as well known for its gambling houses and bordellos as it was for its booming industrial sector.  Former California governor Earl Warren once famously called it “the rottenest city on the Pacific Coast”.  During the Depression, Emeryville was jammed with speakeasies, racetracks and brothels and became known as a somewhat lawless center for entertainment.  The popular local restaurant The Townhouse is one such throwback, a location that once was a speakeasy during Prohibition. Today, this tradition is carried on to a degree by the Oaks Room Card Club, a legal gambling establishment on San Pablo Avenue.

Well, now you can use those gambling skills by visiting its one and only thrift store.  Just click on the link below to learn more about it.  Then, roll the dice…

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