Grandparents owned "Glenn"s Blue Keg" from 1939 to about 1960.
Glenn purchased the tavern
from a somewhat corrupt police official. the cop was later
arrested/convicted of racketering. Glenn
was OK, but the cop was a
gangster of some fame, for the time. Glenn's claim to fame was his
famous"Coney Islands". The Blue
Keg and Nick's Coneys on
Hawthorne were popular eaterys of the day. The center food
area had wooden kegs for stools.
Sunays was Grandma
Lucille's food kitchen. She opened the kitchen to local patrons "down on
their luck" They lived 5 houses
down on flanders. As a
child, I would play tag around the center barells. The second drawer
down under the cash register
was known as the "candy
spot" When my twin sister and I would come to visit it would be
the first place we would go.
The basement was known as
"the Dungeon". Quite a scary place for a child.
Blue Keg was a family operated business my father Delos
tended bar here for many
years. My mother Jackie cooked and waited tables. The kitchen was on the
South wall. The NE corner
was the "locals" booth. It
had a small table with several kegs scattered about.