Monday, January 20, 2014
Topper Bar Grand Opening – June 16 - 18, 1960
Well, here's the Grand Opening ad for the Topper Bar, which appeared in The Lorain Journal on June 15, 1960. The ad includes a great photo of the bar's iconic sign.
The ad lists the original owners as Andrew and Donald Shullick.
Topper TV show that my siblings and I watched in reruns in the early 1960s (and the movie too, of course).
With its top-hat sign, Topper Bar had a real elegant air. As Rae noted in her comment, it looked like a fancy night club. I wish I had stopped in for a snort when it was open.
In more recent years, the former Topper bar has been the home of McCrann's Pub & Grille.
Today the property has a "For Sale" sign out front, but it's unclear if it is the restaurant, auto service company, or both that are for sale (below). If anybody knows, please leave a comment.