Rick Kurish generously provided me with an article from the Chronicle-Telegram that explained how the former Supper Club at 6312 Lake Avenue became the Cambridge Inn in 1968.
As the article (written by Kathy Fenstermaker) noted, "A college tavern-owner who knows what his patrons want and how to please them is Doug Ruble, swinging proprietor of the Cambridge Inn. Ruble, 20, an enterprising Lorain County Community College student from Toledo, decided what this area needed was a pub-type Mecca for the college set.
|Collegians pack the Cambridge Inn |
(C-T photo by William F. Naegele)
"The first night Cambridge was open in May, the house was packed and a record 11 kegs of 3.2 beer were sold. Business has been booming ever since."
Two years later, the Cambridge Inn later became the notorious Pandora's Box – and later, the target of a drug raid in late February 1971.
|The former Supper Club as it looked when it was Pandora's Box |
and was raided by drug agents (C-T photo)
Thanks to Rick Kurish and all who contacted me to help make this story more complete.