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North Beach Memories

552 Broadway, SF

  • Location--Broadway, next to the Condor almost at corner of Columbus
  • Owner/ Organizer- Steve and Ettie Gambino. Antioine introduced Middle Eastern theme
  • Years Open-Before 1960? pizza! In 1967, venue changed from ME theme to a strip club.
  • Now Currently- Broken up into various establishments including Big Al's Book Store? (sells mostly sex videos, dildos etc..) No -- "Roaring 20s"
  • Interior Layout-  Beautiful Chandelier, balcony,
  •  Stories, quotes etc.- Vince , Fadil, Dahlena
  • more info- "Port Said" added to name in 196?


Photo courtesy of Vince Delgado (who is playing drum)

Club list says: GIGI, Port Said, 552 Broadway; authenitc Harem belly dancers featuring Tania, Lemani, Kismet, Yasmin, and Aziza; opening Oct. 2: Leyla, direct from New York; closed Mondays.

Gigi's ad- Small text says:
Authentic Arabian Band with Middle Eastern Harem Dancers.
Continuous Nightly
552 Broadway,
YU 1-6366

1964 Gigi's ad

1962 or 63, Fadil playing at Gigi's with Asghar Azarvand, Hoshang Moadelli, and Ali Azadan.
Photo courtesy of Fadil Shahin
Samia in Gigi's ad
See Samia's article on Gilded Serpent
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