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Restaurants and Nightclubs (Taverns)(Bars)(Nightclubs) - 1

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Lyle Swenson in his Autorest Cafe in Cle Elum

CLE ELUM--The Autorest Cafe, known to travelers for its pastry and a back bar that came 'round Cape Horn, will change ownership on Sept. 15 after being in the same family since 1918.
Many cross-state travelers have stopped at the venerable place, operated for the past 30 years by Lois and Lyle Swenson of Cle Elum. They have sold the restaurant to Ron and Donna Voight of the Tacoma area. Voight has been with Safeway.
The massive back bar of dark, Honduras mahogany is the dominant piece. Visitors who sat at the counter and saw themselves in the bar's broad mirrors wouldn't know its history unless they read the sign.
Hand-carved and built in Alabama in 1897 by the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co., the bar was shipped around Cape Horn to Seattle, where it embellished the old Mecca Saloon on First Avenue in 1915. The bar was moved and installed in the Autorest Cafe, Cle Elum, in 1918.

Restaurants and Nightclubs (Taverns)(Bars)(Nightclubs) - 5

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Over the cash register hangs a thermometer of how much money had been donated by 5 o'clock in the afternoon, and the goals of the tavern that they wanted to reach. Peggy O'Neall rings up the cash register with sales donated to help the little boy, victim of rape and mutilation, at the Fern Hill Tavern Thursday evening.
Melissa Stevenson - Photo
Susan Gordon - Story

Restaurants and Nightclubs (Taverns)(Bars)(Nightclubs) - 8

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Marlene Tenzler is just waiting for the auctioneer to auction off Bullwinkle and his friends, because she said she has five grandchildren. The public auction was held in the former Bullwinkle's Family Food N Fun theater and restaurant at 2424 S. 320th St. in Federal Way today.
She didn't buy the moose. Winning bidder spent more than $4,000 for the sculptured pieces and equipment.
Photo by Russ Carmack

Korean-Americans - 6

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Many Asian businesses can be found along South Tacoma Way.
Story by Dorian Smith
Photo by Bill Hunter

“Signs in two languages light up the Royal Box in South Tacoma.” There were seven Korean nightclubs along South Tacoma Way and Pacific Highway NW, possibly making the highest concentration of Korean nightclubs on the West Coast according to the New Tribune. Along with serving food and drinks, they served as cultural meeting places for Tacoma’s Korean community.

Barnacle Bill's (11th St. and Port of Tacoma Road) - 1

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Old Barnacle Bill's Leveled- A longtime Tacoma waterfront landmark, Barnacle Bill's Cafe at the intersection of 11th Street and Port of Tacoma Road, was leveled early last week. The structure has been a cafe since the 1930s and was moved to the site from across 11th Street in 1941, according to owner Ben Erhart, who bought the establishment in 1950. The cleared site will be developed as a parking lot for the new, enlarged Barnacle Bill's, which has opened its doors to the rear of the site.


Firemen going into Acme Cleaners dragging firehose. A crowd stands outside the Kit Kat Tavern, with Heidelberg and Hamm's neon signage hanging in the window.