Opened by Jeanette primarily as a women's bar, but became popular with a wide range audience. When Jeanette was no longer able to maintain the bar, she sold out to 4 partners who rechristened the bar as 3B's.
This same building has been the site of four LGBT bars:
Clay's Castaways (1961-1969)
Casablance Disco (aka Denny J's Disco/ 1990-1990)
Jet's Place (1990)
More information about this business is welcomed from anyone who can contribute it.
Recollections: The following are recollections of others who have been kind enough to submit their personal memories to the webmaster. You are welcome to do the same! (Recollections collected and organized by Jamie Taylor.)
Jamie Taylor recalls (Aug. 2009):
"Three of us (Bobby Wheelgosh, Damon LaBlond, and myself) started a birthday tradition of getting together. We are all July babies and started the tradition at the Finale. We did the Finale for 2 years. The 3rd year we celebrated at the Grand Avenue Pub. The final party was at Jetís. By that time the party had become pretty popular so we needed a bigger place. (Bob Sobie and I started going to Jetís place to get away from the drama of 2nd St.) Jetís was the only place large enough that wasnít part of the downtown crowd, making it an easy choice for us. Jetís had a friendly staff. There was always parking and drinks were very reasonable. Sadly that was the final year for usÖ We lost touch and later Bobby Wheelgosh died after living on the streets for some years. I keep in touch with Damon to this day."
(See some photos of that last birthday party in the photo section below.)