A few years after working for Victoria Station, Tom opened a deli in Dana Point, California, called Tutor and Spunky's. That was in 1988. The deli has become the most popular dining place in the South Orange County area including Dana Point, Laguna Beach, San Clemente, and San Juan Capistrano. Now, 25 years later, Tom still oversees his deli on a daily basis. It's a classic icon among the locals. Two of Tom's initial employees--Teresa and Rosalinda--are still working at the deli with him.
Tom decided to do a new website called FindingLoveAfter60.com because he has found that as people enter their 60s, 70s and 80s, their needs and expectations change vs. when they were 50. The FindingLoveAfter 50 site is considered a sister site to the new site.
This is the official website of the former restaurant chain, Victoria Station. Victoria Station was a chain of boxcar and caboose restaurants that was founded in 1969 in San Francisco, and expanded across the USA and Canada. In its 1970s heyday, it was the fastest growing restaurant--percentagewise--in the country.
The Victoria Station chain grew to more than 105 restaurants, but it grew too fast and met it's downfall. Tom Blake worked for Victoria Station for eight years and wrote the memoir, "Prime Rib and Boxcars. Whatever Happened to Victoria Station?" Tom's book has been purchased and read by thousands of former employees and customers of Victoria Station and remains his best-selling book among all of the books he has written.