(photo c/o Steve Goodhand – used with permission)
A legendary local nightspot of the 1960s, the Locarno was the place to be until its closure in 1971. It would undergo a number of name changes in the subsequent years – Bailey’s, Tiffany’s, Peppermint Park (briefly) and of course, Lexington Avenue. The building has since been demolished to make way for the Hilton Doubletree Hotel.
Do you have any photos of the Locarno Ballroom? We would love to see them! Please do get in touch…
With thanks to Steve Goodhand for the main photo above, and a further nod to Paul Gibson for the information contained on his excellent local history website and quoted here.