This story was published by the Ypsilanti Daily Press on Monday, May 3, 1909.
The “closed indefinitely” sign tacked on the door of the Hixon lunch room and bar last Saturday by the owner and lessee will undoubtedly be changed to “closed for good” if the reports circulated through the city are to be believed.
It is said that Mr. Hixon will not reopen the bar at the Occidental, but will accept a position with a local company as traveling salesman.
The fixtures are said to be owned by the Hoch Brewing company who resume possession. It is not known whether the bar will be continued at the hotel or not but it is probable that it will.
Mr. Frank Bowerman has leased the Hawkins House bar and opened for business this afternoon. The bar was closed Saturday for repairs.
The Congress hotel bar was opened Saturday afternoon, the license was secured by Mr. Caldwell, the owner.