Critiki member rvictor shared a number of vintage images from his collection showing the entry to the Seattle Trader Vic’s from the time it opened in 1948 through the 1960s. The Seattle location was the second one, it was Victor Bergeron’s first expansion from his original Oakland location.
It was actually called The Outrigger when it first opened. This vintage photo shows the restaurant’s original entrance:
Some time later, in the 1950s, The Outrigger sign changed when the building and restaurant expanded:
Then, in 1960, The Outrigger became Trader Vic’s:
The restaurant remained Trader Vic’s until it closed in 1992. Thank you for sharing these great images, rvictor!
- Trader Vic’s in Seattle [Critiki]