Keeping up with past and present happenings in a remarkable small town.
That was the former saloon known as The Keg...likely the ONLY bar in the city of Butler where I didn't wind up (in the VERY old days) stinking, falling down drunk. I remember it was a HOLE...but owned by the Spagnola family, a hardworking clan still in Butler...I believe the building and the corner parking lot (which is on the same side of the street and up from the former Hot Dog Shop is for sale.
I believe it was frquented by the ladies whose love "dare not speak its name".(and nothing against them)
I remember too that beside it was a fruit and vegtable stand also run by the Spagnola family.When I worked at the Hot Dog Shop I think we got our lettuce tomatos etc from them.Yes,younger days are often rowdy,I remember me and a partner(unnamed but deceased) worked at the Dog together and would con a waitress into going into the Keg to buy beer for us.I do remember returning to Butler,the year escapes me,and stopping in there for a beer and left as the clientle did not seem to be of my persuasion.I think the last time in Butler,a few years ago,there was a Mexican restaurant in that area,don't know if it was the same building.Bob Dorcy
The Keg was never a "hole"...I was a frequent patron of that establishment from 1989 until the day they closed and,in all honesty,I have never found a better group of people to call my friends --- they were down-to-earth and true blue and,if you ever needed help or just a shoulder,you could always count on them...and Mary Spagnola was,and is,one of the nicest persons ever to ever walk the face of this planet
I remember the buiding as Speak Easy Pizza. I lost alot of quarters in the pinball machines there. This was back in the mid 1970's.
ok fokes this is what happed to the old keg building they tore it down and i have heard it was butlers olny bar for gay men & women i don't know if it was or i don't go to bars but people i know that did alot of the guys say others guys would try to get to friendly if you know what i mean oh well its gone now like so many other butler places for more modren buildings how sad
You really shouldn't judge a place unless you've actually taken the time to spend some time with the people therein and I'm not talking about just sticking your head in the door,I mean sitting down with them and getting to know them,finding that special bond that exists between each and every one of us if we just take the time to look for it,and realizing that we're all basically the same,regardless of our social status --- we all have the need to be loved and understood and those that categorize and demean miss such a golden opportunity to perhaps enhance and enrich a life,maybe even their own in the process.Sorry about getting so preachy,I just wish that people would focus more on the similarities rather than the differences between people
It would seem a few Keg regs on this thread might well benefit from an expanded circle of social opportunities and acquaintance. Too bad the World of Wonderful Wienies is no longer a potential pitstop ... ;-)
WE MIGHT BE MALE AND FEMALE, BUT WE ALL ARE NOT THE SAME.IN OUR WAY OF LIVEING OUR LIVES.
I remember the place as a kid. Mid 70's. The only place in town at the time to get a pizza. Too young to drink there at the time. Rumor was it was a speak easy at one time. Don't know it its true.
On a different note all together. I personally know of a number of people whose lives were destroyed because of their frequent visits to these places. I left Butler in 1960. But as a youth I KNOW what some of these families went through. Their kids were good friends of mine.
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