Gold Coast Tavern was a bar at 1023 East 105th Street. Owned by Monie Wright and managed by Bob Ketner, the bar operated at least between 1944 and 1953 with a significant remodeling occurring in 1951. Wright, who arrived in Cleveland in 1928, had previously worked at Cedar Gardens starting in about 1940 and also managed bars at four other Green Book–listed venues: the Majestic Hotel, the Blue Grass Club, Mason’s Farm, and Carnegie Hotel. She also managed the bar for a time at the Hanna Grill downtown in the Hanna Building. In 1955 she got married and moved to Detroit.
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Green Book Details
Gold Coast Tavern appears as “Gold Coast” at E. 105th St. in Cleveland in the 1946 Green Book, where it is erroneously listed under the category Restaurants.
- Display Ad 11 — No Title. Call and Post. December 2, 1944.
- Display Ad 23 — No Title. Call and Post. February 10, 1951.
- “Monie Wright Moves to Detroit to Wed.” Call and Post. July 9, 1955.
- “Plush Nite Club Hit by $2,700 Robbery.” Call and Post. July 26, 1952.