It was a sturdy bar, made with precision and detail. Built in a factory and carted down sawdust coated Ceape Street by horse and cart, as ordered by John Kuchubas, the owner of a popular Main Street bar. It was in two pieces for transporting, but soon would be held together by memories from the past to the present. It was where men socialized around an adult beverage, and stayed away from the ambitious women shopping across the street. It was an expensive bar, surrounded by Birdseye Maple floors, and Stamp Tin ceilings, the ceiling is painted with the same paint as was used on the Grand Opera House. The bar was an original piece, a work of art. It is no wonder the bar is still standing today. It was the first of three bars in Oblio’s, though no other bar can compete with the history and memories of the original. While there are different owners today than there were when the bar was carted to Oblio’s, the bar is still there, awaiting many more memories to come.
Written By: Matthew Crawford
Historic Location: Dichmann Block