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Bill Marx, Sr.
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  • Kenbridge, VA
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What drinks do you drink most?
Beer, Wine, Tequila
When was the last time you visited the Elbo Room?
Late 60's

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I worked at the Elbo Room and Crazy Gregg's back in the mid 60's...

I also opened a small "Elbo Room" bar in the basement of a restaurant I owned in the small town of Kenbridge, Virginia in the late 70's... my family and myself operated this bar and restaurant for approx. 10 years. with live bands and good clean fun for the surrounding area.

Also spent a lot of time at the Sugar Shack and Porky's... also worked in the Yankee Clipper, the Pickle Barrel and a good restaurant up…


Posted on March 13, 2016 at 12:00pm

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At 1:40pm on February 26, 2011, Bill Marx, Sr. said…

Worked in the “Elbo Room”, Ft. Lauderdale in 1964, also owned and operated my own “Elbo Room” in a small town in south central Virginia from 1979 to 1984. We had the first liquor by the drink license issued in Lunenburg county Virginia. Also worked as a cook in the “Yankee Clipper” in Hollywood Beach in the “Clipper Room” on top and the supper club… The “Polynesian Room” and also “Leonardo’s” Italian Restaurant in Pompano beach. Lenny Lewis was the owner and his son and daughter in law ran the restaurant. Lenny also owned “Lenny’s Lounge” or it may have had the tag of “GoGo” south of Hollywood as I recall. Not sure of the spelling of his first name but if you were around then, you know who I am talking about. Also, do you happen to remember…. The “Pickle Barrel”… The “Sugar Shack”… “Porky’s”… and so many other little bars that were around then… wow… what memories… and do any of you remember the “Hurricane parties” that took place in the Elbo Room back in the day??? There was one in ’64 as I recall, I think it was in late summer of ’64… anyway, quite interesting times.


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