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Re: “Bend's Brothels: The Sin-Dustry That Built Our City

My parents, LeRoy & Donna Fassett bought The (Old) Superior Cafe in about 1953. It was a long narrow dark cafe that sat near the corner of Bond and Greenwood - across from Trailways Bus Depot. As far as I can remember there was a long counter of single seats and one row of booths. It was not a bar. The kitchen (grill) was behind the counter up front and people could watch food cooked from the window. There was an stair case in the back that went up to a small office where my mom did the books. The primary clients were railroad men (sP&S and NP)and bus riders.... Within two years (about 1955) they bought the building that housed The Bend Hotel and the restaurant adjoining it. They remodeled the restaurant in a major way and moved The Superior Cafe there. It did NOT serve liquor. My grandparents, Butch And Peggy Fassett moved their Owl Taxi Company to The Bend Hotel and operated both the taxi and hotel. Most of the rooms were used by railroad men on overnight layovers. Rooms were $1 -$2 a night. I helped my grandmother at the front desk and with cleaning rooms. There was a back staircase that was kept locked because it was unsafe. My parents owned The Superior Cafe for many years - until at least 1965. They sold it after they bought The Skyline Steak House on Wall Street. Only after that did it become
Original Joes. I am writing to correct some of the story printed above.
Thank you,
Sharon Fassett

Posted by Sharry Fassett on 10/08/2019 at 12:49 PM

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