From the beginning, Victrola, named for the popular home phonograph of the 1920s, embraced the liveliness, exuberance, and fun of the Jazz era. In our popular imagination, the roaring ’20s represent excess, prohibition, flappers, and speakeasies. The era’s fingerprints mark much of what we do, from our passion for live vintage jazz to our cafe’s unique architectural charm. When Victrola opened in 2000, the little 15th Avenue neighborhood had a big need. The community not only lacked great coffee it also had few great spaces to hang out or to meet friends.