• Posts Tagged ‘bars/nightclubs’

    Sale nears for Olympia landmark Jaco’s Corner

    by  • March 23, 2016 • All Stories, Business, Food & Drink, Neighborhoods, People • 4 Comments

    Jaco's Corner closing this June

    Jaco’s Corner, the 104-year-old bar in the shadow of Williams-Brice Stadium, is likely to pour its last beer this summer. The Jaco family, which has owned the Olympia neighborhood bar at Rosewood Drive and Bluff Road for three generations, is reluctantly being pushed toward the sale by financial and generational realities.

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    Desegregation’s freedom proved to be ruin for some black businesses

    by  • July 23, 2013 • All Stories, Business, People • 0 Comments

    By Andrew Barnwell July 23, 2013 Tom Simpkins is remembered by many older African-Americans in Aiken and Graniteville as one of the wealthiest men in Aiken, with a financial empire of area nightclubs and restaurants. As one of the few self-made African-American entrepreneurs in the area, Simpkins made his money and bought his land...

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