Any stories about The Speakeasy? When did it close?
Kafka, sorry I didn't respond sooner. Been traveling. As far as the Speakeasy goes, it stayed open from the mid-late 60's (not sure exactly) until the early 70's when some hippie bought it and turned it into a restaurant called "'Mother Earth". That didn't last long. It eventually became a car dealership (I want to say Volvo) for a while and was finally torn down probably in the early 90's or shortly before the big condos started going up.
Some of the bands we saw there included :
MC5 (badass !)
Brownsville Station ( original artist for Smokin in the Boys' Room)
as well as Potliquor, War Babies, Iscoseles Popsicle, and other local favorites.