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Dewey’s Pool Hall in Shelbyville, 1989

Posted on June 8, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Regulars spent the afternoon shooting pool at Dewey’s in Shelbyville on Feb. 3, 1989. Later that month, owner and manager Tootie Hulette closed the 60-year-old establishment for good. Tootie had worked there since he was 7 years old and figured it was time to retire. The pool hall had operated six days a week, and in its heyday, when there were supermarkets and a factory downtown, there were five bartenders behind the bar and customers five or six deep on the other side. They would have to shove customers out on the sidewalk at midnight. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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