Richard and Theresa Dembowski interview, 17 October 2015

Interview recorded during Prosperity Social Club 10 year anniversary event. Richard and Theresa Dembowski (son and daughter in law of Stanley Dembowski) talk about Stanley’s acquisition of Hot Dog Bill’s in 1938, how the name “Dempsey’s Oasis” came about, the pub’s early days, and their experiences before and after talking over the restaurant when Stanley retired in 1967. See also the accompanying document: Richard Dembowski. "Our Family Tremont History," October 2015.

Participants: Dembowski, Theresa (interviewee) / Dembowski, Richard (interviewee) / Roy, Christopher (interviewer)
Collection: Prosperity Social Club 10 Year Anniversary Event
Institutional Repository: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection

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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…