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  • They Were Champion Boxers Once, and Restauranteurs Too

    They Were Champion Boxers Once, and Restauranteurs Too

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    Jack Dempsey and Sugar Ray Robinson were champion boxers — Dempsey as a heavyweight and Robinson as a middleweight and welterweight. While they fought in different eras of “the sweet science,” their post-fighting paths led them to New York City and the restaurant business.

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  • Sammy’s Bowery Follies

    Sammy’s Bowery Follies


    Sammy’s Bowery Follies was not the first “dive bar” nor did they invent the idea of “slumming” but for a stretch of time through the 1940s to the 1960s, Sammy’s was New York’s best example of both.

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Past Article

Tony Crumbley


In Davidson, North Carolina there is a small liberal arts college founded on principles of higher learning set forth by the Presbyterian Church in America. It is one of over sixty similarly affiliated colleges and universities. Presidents, statesmen, athletes, scientists, and men of letters have earned degrees at Davidson. It’s small but has a powerful history.

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