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Amazing pictures Paul Penna!

As a child I loved visiting the Village Fair, and particularly remember that there was a toy shop on the upper level that had all sorts of interesting imported toys like little roller coasters and tramways. Also they always had a ladybug motif if I recall correctly. I seem to remember getting chocolates wrapped in red foil in the shape of a ladybug.

Also wasn't there a crepe shop just next to the Village Fair. I remember going there a lot in the late 60s early 70s. As a child I really enjoyed the colorful characters you would see in Sausalito.

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Here are a couple shots of The Village Fair from January 1966.




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The Tides was great and I have to go to City Lights once in a while just to try and get a vague feeling back of it.
I was thinking about eating at The Sausalito Sweet Shop and H. Salt Esq. but was wondering if you know how long Hamburgers 737 has been there ? I can place myself there in about 1978, was it there long before that ? (for our 35 yr thread) It's still good.

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We all used to love hanging out in Sausalito around 1967. The Village Fair was an old parking garage
converted to small stores. Then there was the Tides bookstore that also sold records. The fountain in
the park downtown was always teaming with hip people and tourists , and on hot days people would
go into the water , but the City cordoned off the fountain after people were seen having too much fun.
On the concrete stairs next to the Village Fair was always a scene going on. People playing music and
smoking pot. Sausilito was like a mini Haight St. and was a very exciting and vibrant place to be at the time.
I'll bet there were 10 times as many people in town on a summer day then than there is now. All those
businesses in Bridgeway must have loved the popularity of the town then , and sold a lot of goods.
That was a point in time when Sausalito was peaking , as was most of Marin in those days. Sausalito is
still a beautiful town , a classic Southern Marin bayside town that is unique.

-- Edited by Paul at 04:15, 2007-03-02

-- Edited by Paul at 09:44, 2007-03-02

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