Prosperity Social Club 10 Year Anniversary Event

Interviews in this series were collected by students and staff at Cleveland State University’s Center for Public History and Digital Humanities during the ten year anniversary celebration at Prosperity Social Club in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. The event featured a gathering of the Dembowski family, who ran Dempsey’s Oasis – a neighborhood pub at 1109 Starkweather Avenue that later became Prosperity Social Club – from 1938-2000. The series includes interviews with members of the Dembowski family; Bonnie Flinner, the owner of Prosperity Social Club; and a number of customers and attendees from the neighborhood.



  • Center for Public History + Digital Humanities


  • Jessica Mester
  • Justin Hansen
  • Bonnie Sonich
  • Christian Webb
  • Susan Durishin
  • Timothy Yanko
  • Greg Dembowski
  • Jacquie Dembowski
  • Jean Brandt
  • Brooke Nieves
  • John Porter
  • Erich Hooper
  • James Duncan
  • Patti Choby
  • Theresa Dembowski
  • Richard Dembowski
  • Bonnie Flinner


  • Michael Barkacs
  • Christopher Roy
  • Rich Raponi