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May 5, 1986
Victoria Station Inc. said it is actively considering various restructuring plans, including the possibility of a reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The company said Friday that its problem of declining revenue continues to strain its liquidity and capital resources, and the company has had to curtail payments on past-due obligations.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2001 | JANA J. MONJI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the second production of the Lost Studio's ongoing Pinter Project, two of Harold Pinter's slighter works are dusted off and given a well-produced, well-acted outing. The bill begins with the humorous ditty "Victoria Station," in which a London cab company dispatcher (Robert Romanus) deals with a clueless cabby (voiced by Robert Reinis).
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BUSINESS
July 20, 1985 | DANIEL AKST
Citing a general slowdown in their industry, two California-based restaurant companies reported losses for the latest quarter. Hungry Tiger reported a net loss and a 3% decline in revenue for its third quarter, attributing the red ink to intense competition and the high cost of major menu changes at most of its restaurants. For the 16 weeks ended June 7, the Van Nuys company lost $390,000, compared to a profit of $463,000 for the same period a year ago. Sales were $20.7 million, down from $21.
NEWS
February 19, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Central London was plunged into daylong transport chaos Monday when rail and subway services were drastically curtailed after two explosions in railroad stations killed one man and injured 43 others. Later, the Irish Republican Army in an unsubstantiated telephone message claimed responsibility for the blasts--in what was the IRA's first major attack against obviously civilian targets since the bombing of Harrods department store in 1983, which killed six people.
BUSINESS
May 21, 1986 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
Unable to engineer a restructuring of its massive debt, Victoria Station, the restaurant chain with a railroad theme, said Tuesday that it has filed to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The 2-decade-old company, based just north of San Francisco in Larkspur, took the unusual step of also filing a plan of reorganization. In most cases, a company takes several months after filing a Chapter 11 petition before it submits a reorganization plan.
BUSINESS
February 21, 1986 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
Derailed from its successes of two decades ago, Victoria Station, the railroad-themed restaurant chain, said Thursday that, because of deepening losses and mass closures of its restaurants, it is in violation of its bank loan agreements. The action by the Larkspur, Calif.-based chain that never abandoned its steak-and-potatoes menu was announced as the company reported losses of $19.1 million for the third quarter ended Jan. 5. That compares to losses of $1.3 million for the year-ago period.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 1989 | Claudia Puig, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Billy Idol, Dwight Yoakam and others will perform Sunday in a concert to support Teen Canteen, a Hollywood shelter for teen-age runaways and homeless youths. The rock concert, sponsored by Paul Mitchell Systems, will be held at Victoria Station in Universal City, and will feature several local bands as well. Roy Sciacca, of the band Sciacca who will open the show, said he's performing in the benefit because he had been a teen runaway himself and "the teen-age runaway situation is a major problem and we hope that our participation will draw attention and raise the consciousness of people and organizations who can help."
NEWS
February 19, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Central London was plunged into daylong transport chaos Monday when rail and subway services were drastically curtailed after two explosions in railroad stations killed one man and injured 43 others. Later, the Irish Republican Army in an unsubstantiated telephone message claimed responsibility for the blasts--in what was the IRA's first major attack against obviously civilian targets since the bombing of Harrods department store in 1983, which killed six people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1989 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, Times Staff Writer
A man who was told to leave a Universal Studios restaurant after arguing loudly with another patron early Friday returned with a gun and fired several shots at security guards and about 100 other customers, "miraculously" missing them all, authorities said. Charles Bryant, 31, of Studio City, was then chased by restaurant security guards and captured after the 1:30 a.m. shooting incident outside the Victoria Station restaurant. Bryant was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and was being held without bail in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department jail in West Hollywood, Deputy Roger Hom said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 1989 | Claudia Puig, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Billy Idol, Dwight Yoakam and others will perform Sunday in a concert to support Teen Canteen, a Hollywood shelter for teen-age runaways and homeless youths. The rock concert, sponsored by Paul Mitchell Systems, will be held at Victoria Station in Universal City, and will feature several local bands as well. Roy Sciacca, of the band Sciacca who will open the show, said he's performing in the benefit because he had been a teen runaway himself and "the teen-age runaway situation is a major problem and we hope that our participation will draw attention and raise the consciousness of people and organizations who can help."
BUSINESS
January 30, 1987
The Larkspur, Calif., company said it reached an agreement in principal with representatives of both its secured and unsecured creditors on a plan of reorganization, which calls for the distribution of cash proceeds from the sale of certain restaurants and the issuance of about $11.2 million in secured notes. The agreement also provides for the issuance of 60% of the stock of the reorganized company to unsecured creditors.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 1986 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Times Theater Writer
It was bound to happen. Someone had to discover the raw power of Harold Pinter's "One for the Road." It comes to us as the culmination of "Other Places," a triple bill of recent Pinter one-acts that also includes "A Kind of Alaska" and "Victoria Station." All are new to Los Angeles. MZH Productions (Lowell Harris, Neil Hunt, Inga Swenson) has come up with a sinewy duplication of a bill that had been successfully staged last spring in London.
TRAVEL
September 15, 1985
How about doing an article on day trips out of London by rail? Southern Californians are so accustomed to being paralyzed without a car that many assume that to leave the London area a rental car is necessary, and many are reluctant to learn to drive on the "wrong" side of the road. Although we have rented a car in England, my husband and I now go everywhere possible by British Rail, using the London Underground to reach the correct railway stations. On a recent vacation we took three delightful day trips, one from Victoria Station to the delightful village of Otford (no, not Oxford)
BUSINESS
May 5, 1986
Victoria Station Inc. said it is actively considering various restructuring plans, including the possibility of a reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The company said Friday that its problem of declining revenue continues to strain its liquidity and capital resources, and the company has had to curtail payments on past-due obligations.
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