Could the legendary Sally Stanford's Valhalla Inn be Coming Back?
UPDATE: We give you the latest news on this story!
Officer O'Hearn's Report for April 9, 2009: Informant reported seeing sign on door of closed Gaylord's restaurant that facility would be re-opening as Sally Stanford's Valhalla Inn. Investigated location and sign is in fact taped to interior of glass door. Suggest further research since community was disappointed in past by the Valhalla's aborted return and we want to get the story straight before it gets out. Local reporter from OurSausalito.com was with me, witnessed the report. Story under wraps for now but copied below.
I was walkin' down the boardwalk in Sausalito, down in Hurricane Gulch. You know where I mean, dontcha, copper? Down at the south end of town, right before the road snakes up the hill to the Bridge?
So I turns the corner next to where Gaylord's used to be, listenin' to the sound of my footsteps on the planks and mindin' my own business. Then I looks up and I sees that all the big "For Lease" and "Gaylord's" signs got taken down off the building.
So I thinks, 'Hey, they leased out Sally Stanford's old place. Somebody got smart. Really smart.'
Then I goes up to the front door and looks and, right there on the glass, there's this sign. And it has a picture of a lady in an old outfit holdin' a parasol or an umbrella or whatever. And the sign says that 'Sally Stanford's Valhalla Inn is coming back!'
Seems like a sad story about a trifecta that didn't pan out, with featured appearances by Jack Kerouac, Raymond Chandler and a case of cheap Scotch. But hey, I don't read that literary stuff much, so don't ask me.
Still, pretty titillating, huh? Yeah, that's what I said. Titillating. Look it up. It's in the dictionary.
First them professors at the Sausalito Historical Society bring back the Trident for an evening?
And now maybe one of the most famous eatin' places in the whole history of this little town comin' back to life?? With the bar with the dark wood paneling and all the old photos? Hey, they do Valhalla right they're gonna own the neighborhood, you know?"
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