“Golden Era” is cocktail lounge planned for old Cirino’s building in Nevada City

The former Cirino’s restaurant building on Broad Street is in escrow, and it could wind up as a swank cocktail lounge, we wrote last month.

Real estate agents confirmed the building at 309 Broad Street was in escrow but declined to comment further. Now a “public notice of application to sell alcoholic beverages” is in the window that identifies the business name as “Golden Era.”

We can imagine a neat “golden era” theme for this establishment and are excited to see it unfold.


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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

9 thoughts on ““Golden Era” is cocktail lounge planned for old Cirino’s building in Nevada City”

  1. I am very happy to finally have a Lounge in town. Hooray ! Maybe the National and the Alpha Building will be sold and updated. Then Broad Street will be what we remember when driving into this wonderful City the first time. Ahh ! those glorious days !

  2. Jeff:

    A Type 48 license will not allow minors, so I guess Mitchell will have to wait a few years to enjoy the new place:

    48: ON SALE GENERAL – PUBLIC PREMISES – (Bar, Night Club) Authorizes the sale of beer, wine and distilled spirits for consumption on the premises where sold. Authorizes the sale of beer and wine for consumption off the premises where sold. Minors are not allowed to enter and remain (see Section 25663.5 for exception, musicians). Food service is not required.

  3. I wonder what the owners version of lounge will be. I sure would like to see the return of the Lounge night clubs made so popular by my parents generation when folks dressed up, socialized and danced to a featured live band on a dance floor surrounded by tables covered in white linen cloths. I would be like Pilot Peak Winery on Saturday nights in summer except indoors and more formal/-semiformal.
    My niece adopted the 1950’s Lounge theme for her wedding at an old Restaurant and Lounge in Burbank and it was a big hit. Who knew.

    1. Paul,
      This swank new lounge (AKA martini bar) can be a new venue for you and “Dr.” Rebane to hold your tête-à-têtes now that Las Katarinas has closed!
      Imagine this:
      “I like my martini shaken, not stirred,” Dr. R will quietly inform the bartender. I hope he does not mind if the patrons are wearing fashionable turbans (http://fashionsmostwanted.blogspot.com/2011/03/in-search-of-perfect-turban.html). LOL. You, on the other hand, can order a Roy Rogers or a pint of beer. Enjoy the weekend!

  4. Don’t get me wrong, I am thrilled that there will be a new venue on upper Broad Street. The lights have been dim there for too long.

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