Where in the World is Grosvenor Square?

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Where in the World is Grosvenor Square?

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The Mrs & I were in San Francisco last week. We ambled up to Haight-Ashbury and over to a store called Positively Haight-Ashbury. We hoped to buy tshirts there for the kids. I had the LTC tune- Scarlet Begonias in my head (the store is not surprisingly a tribute to Jerry & the Dead). Figured I'd asked a Dead-Head where in the world Grosvenor Square was.

Guy I asked thought Europe. Me thinks it's in Frisco. Anybody know for sure?
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London.
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According to Google.com it is in London....looks like lots of pricey hotels are in and around it.....
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According to Google.com it is in London....looks like lots of pricey hotels are in and around it.....
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Post by jollymon345 »

It is in London.....I used to work with someone from London and she grew up there. She was a big dead fan and one day when she heard me listening to RM and they played Uncle John's Band by JB and some how the conversation went from JB and the Dead to Scarlett Begonias and Grosvenor Square.

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Where is Grosvenor Sq?

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I accept that it's in London but can't it be in San Francisco too? There's a Rome in NY and a Paris in Texas.
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Re: Where is Grosvenor Sq?

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Goodman wrote:I accept that it's in London but can't it be in San Francisco too? There's a Rome in NY and a Paris in Texas.
Now you're just asking others to do your Googling for you :D
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Goodman wrote:There's a Rome in NY and a Paris in Texas.
And a Hollywood in Maryland!

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Goodman wrote:I accept that it's in London but can't it be in San Francisco too? There's a Rome in NY and a Paris in Texas.
And a Paris in TN, complete with a Parrothead club!
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Isn't there an Athens in Georgia?
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Re: Where is Grosvenor Sq?

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Goodman wrote:I accept that it's in London but can't it be in San Francisco too? There's a Rome in NY and a Paris in Texas.
There is a Denver in Iowa.
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LIPH wrote:Isn't there an Athens in Georgia?
Not to mention a Rome! And Nashville, TN is the Athens of South.
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While I was walkin round Frisco I spied a trolley with the name "Grosvenor". Hence I deduce there's likely a venue in Frisco with said name.

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Goodman wrote:While I was walkin round Frisco I spied a trolley with the name "Grosvenor". Hence I deduce there's likely a venue in Frisco with said name.

Quod erat demanstradumb.
There is a hotel out there called the Grosvenor Suites. I think it is near the airport.
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My search convinces me the venue of the song was Great Britain. Good result since I'd have hated to miss the site if it was in Frisco.
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Goodman wrote:I accept that it's in London but can't it be in San Francisco too? There's a Rome in NY and a Paris in Texas.
You think the Dead only wrote songs refering to San Fran?
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Post by carolinagirl »

LIPH wrote:Isn't there an Athens in Georgia?
Of course there is, that's the home of the University of Ga., and an Athens in W.VA., the home of Concord College.
There's also a Rome in Ga., along with Vienna, but no Grosvenor Square. :)
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Post by zanth »

From the The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics - http://arts.ucsc.edu:16080/gdead/agdl/gdhome.html

Grosvenor Square, six acres in extent, takes its name from Sir Richard who died in 1732. It was built between 1720 and 1730, and has retained its popularity as a centre of wealth and fashion ever since that time." (Harold P. Clunn. The Face of London, Spring Books, 1956.)
During WWII, Grosvenor Square was nicknamed "Eisenhower Platz" due to the presence of the American Embassy. Most other buildings on the square during the war housed U.S. military headquarters.
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Post by chalksoperations »

Stayed at the Britannia Hotel at Grovesnor Square couple years back on a Navy trip. Nice hotel, I'm sure it was pricey if I had paid for it myself. Great pubs nearby, alot of international embassies in the area also.

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Margarita Will wrote:
Goodman wrote:There's a Rome in NY and a Paris in Texas.
And a Hollywood in Maryland!

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