CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY
TONY & RAB'S BAR
1400 Sheridan Street
Southeast corner of Sheridan and Pershing Streets
1400 Sheridan Street became a bar in the days after Prohibition was repealed. Frank Sliwinski was the licensee as early as 1939 through at least 1947, during which time it was known as Bussie's Cafe. The bar was sold to two partners in the late 1940s, and was known as Martin and Owens' Bar through at least 1959. The "Owens" was Joseph J. Owsianka, who had grown up around the corner on Norris Street.
The bar was acquired by Tony Martin and Albert "Rabbit" Glemser by the spring of 1964, and was known as Tony and Rab's Bar. It continued under this name through 1977. From 1977 through 1985, the bar was listed in the New Jersey Bell Telephone directories as the T&A Cafe. Another management change was reflected in the 1990 directory, when the listing was under Morris' Lounge. Another change in ownership occurred in the early 1990s, when the bar was purchased by a member of Camden's Jamaican community, and was renamed the All Nations Lounge.
The All Nations was open intermittently throughout the 1990s. The bar attracted an increasingly young and rowdy crowd, and owner Michael Clark finally stopped selling liquor in 1999, preferring to concentrate on their restaurant and take-out food trade.
1400 Sheridan Street came to national attention briefly when it was revealed that the sniper murderers, John Muhammed and Lee Malvo, were linked to the building, Muhammed having claimed to have lived there when registering a car.
Camden Courier-Post - May 19, 1964
Star in Softball
Pitchers Paul Haughton and Al Harris sparkled in softball games last night.
Haughton fired a no-hitter, fanned 12 and hit a 2-run homer as unbeaten Campbell Soup Office blanked Hussman Refrigeration, 10-0, for its fifth victory and tightened its grip on first place in the National Division of the Greater Delaware Valley League.
Harris allowed only one hit and struck out 11 as undefeated GEX Eagles jolted Coast Guard, 7-0, to hike their lead in the Garden State League.
Haddon Heights Baptist took over sole possession of second place in the Camden County Protestant League by edging Evangelical Presbyterian, 7-6, for its fifth victory in six games. Kissler's home run in the seventh inning proved the deciding run.
Mt. Vernon Cafe and Tony and Rab's continued their battle for the Open Division lead in the Camden County Slow Pitch League. Undefeated Mt. Vernon topped Lynch's Cafe, 11-7, with the help of George Dempsey's grand slam home run and Tony and Rab's stopped East Camden Rams, 11-2, as AI Litwa, Tom Tryka and Joe Martin hit home runs.
Public Service moved into a three-way tie for the Industrial Division sunberth by defeating Aluminum Shapes, 10-5, behind the pitching of Sonny Mussino. Jim Ryan's single in the seventh inning gave Precision Steel a 10-9 triumph over L. H. Shingle.
Bible Presbyterian forged into a second place tie in the Inter-boro Church League by pounding St. Luke's Methodist, 17-10, with the help of Rusty Clark's 4 hits.
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