We only saw Anita O’Day during our first year of operation when we still had the liquor store.  I think that she lived across the street in one of the apartments that used to line Franklin Avenue. She was a regular and frequent customer of the liquor store and never set foot in the Coffee Shop.  She was a rude, pushy, acerbic customer to me until someone pointed out that she was a famous jazz singer.  Then she was a rude, pushy, acerbic famous jazz singer.  After we closed the liquor store we never saw her again.

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