So without further ado, a brief history. Or eulogy. It’s really up to you.
The year: 1912. Liquor license #1 is issued to Tobacco Road. Technically a bakery, as soon as Prohibition rolled around it started doling out contraband booze from the loft upstairs. Apparently, bread makes a great front for a speakeasy. 2014, take note.
Over time, Tobacco Road played host to jazz and swing bands. Did a brief stint as a house of ill repute. Served up a mean steak as a café. The military even declared the bar off-limits to all personnel for over 40 years based on its reputation. Not like that actually worked or anything.
So tomorrow, there’s a farewell party. And yes, there’s talk of a new location. A food truck. And even an outpost on a cruise ship.
But c’mon. Everyone knows speakeasies can’t swim.