Dorsey’s Locker Celebrates Their Family’s 70th Anniversary Serving the Community

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Oakland Legacy Family business Dorsey’s Locker will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the family’s contributions to the community.

Dorsey's Locker celebrates 70 years of serving authentic soul food in the Bay Area.

Come and enjoy a fun and relaxing celebration at Dorsey’s Locker. The ideal place for parties, birthdays or any kind of celebration.

Everyone is invited to enjoy lunch, dinner or cocktails during the week-long celebration of the Dorsey family’s 70th Anniversary of service to the greater Bay Area. The celebration begins on Sunday, July 24 and runs until Saturday, July 30 at Dorsey’s Locker, located at 5817 Shattuck Ave. in Oakland.

“Come and enjoy a fun and relaxing celebration at Dorsey’s Locker. The ideal place for parties, birthdays or any kind of celebration,” said Donald Dorsey of Dorsey’s Locker.

Dorsey’s Locker features a wide range of authentic Oakland Soul Food specials daily and offers a variety of entertainment acts at night, including an “open mic” night for poets and comedians during “The Blue Candle” every Tuesday evening. They offer two nights of karaoke every Thursday and Saturday evening. Thursday’s events are hosted by Miss Pumpkin and Alphonso and DJ Vern has the reigns of the festivities on Saturday. Get over the mid-week blues by enjoying the best music of yesterday and today with performances by Reggae Flash and DJ Mandrik on Wednesday evenings. D J Ball D features the best in old school tunes every Friday Night and the weekend wraps up on a high note with a live R&B/Jazz performance every Sunday evening. All of these events can be enjoyed free of charge.

For more information about the food, drinks and entertainment offered at Dorsey’s Locker, visit them on the web at or call (510) 291-4583.

About Dorsey’s Locker
The Dorsey’s Locker upholds a family tradition of serving authentic soul food to residents of Oakland. The business began in 1941 when Henry and Wilma Dorsey opened the family restaurant in West Oakland. The business relocated in 1956 to Bosn's Locker on Shattuck Avenue where a cocktail lounge was added under the supervision of Clarence Dorsey, with the assistance of brothers Tom, Armstead and Jack Dorsey. Three years later another brother, Martin Luther, who followed their father’s career path as an educator in Texas, came to Oakland and personally hand built the existing bar in the Locker. Henry and Wilma continued to provide appetizing “Texas-Style” soul food until Henry’s death and Dorsey’s Bosn Locker was sold in 1986. In 1996 the next generation of Dorsey's reclaimed its legacy by forming Dorsey & Associates, Inc., an exclusive family corporation limited to Dorsey family members to continue the business as Dorsey’s Locker.

Dorsey’s Locker is the right place to be for a friendly cocktail, enjoy taste of authentic soul food and meet new people in a warm and cozy atmosphere.


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