Janitors Closet


Janitors Closet, the legendary subterranean Chris-Town tavern, debuted in 1966 near the Court of Flowers and was an immediate hit. The only marker indicating the location of the bar was a small mailbox at the top of the narrow staircase, giving the Closet a charmingly clandestine flavor. A second location was later opened at Tower Plaza. Above is a 1970 advertisement that appeared in Phoenix Magazine.

Cocktail napkin, circa late '60s. Courtesy Ron Heberlee.

View of Janitors Closet staircase entrance, circa 1985.

Below: Janitors Closet in the '80s. Photos courtesy J. Corbin.

In memory of Bob Hermey.



Bob Hermey




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