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“I intend to keep bossing others around."

I enjoyed this 2008 profile of Wanda Kurek, proprietor of Stanley’s, the last remnant of Whiskey Row, in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood.

”If I quit I'll be like all those old ladies sitting there with their mouths open," she says. "That ain't gonna happen to me. No way. I don't intend to quit. I intend to keep bossing others around."  

Kurek recently passed away, at age 95. But the bar will continue on, which I’m sure is what she wanted.

June 26, 2019 in Chicago Observations | Permalink