After three decades, The Victoria Hotel and Tavern has closed and has been put on the market for sale.
The “Vic” as it has been lovingly nicknamed by locals, has been a favorite watering hole for the community and travelers. Located at 143 North F Street in Salida, the Vic has been the home of Salida’s music scene for decades.
The local landmark has been the reliable Salida stopping point on the music and festival circuit, hosting such bands as Native Color, Two Faces West and Fire In The Pines. It was built in 1900 and originally billed as a European-style hotel. Over its history, it has been a grocery store, meat market, and billiards hall.
For the last 30 years, the Vic has belonged to Peter Simonson. The Simonson family with the support of their team, has kept the Vic a historic presence. As the world deals with the impact of the coronavirus known as COVID-19 the music scene has been devastated nationwide. While the reasons for the family’s decision are not yet known publicly, the Vic may not be the first nor the last music-oriented venue to change hands.
Currently, the Vic is listed by the Pinon Real Estate.