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January 13, 2008

The name in the window

Spotted the name Pete Tserkis in the window of Castaway's in Canton and snapped this photo.

Curious to know who Tserkis is/was, I called the bar. 

My conversation with a bartender went like this:

Me: Hey, why is the name Pete Tserkis in your window? Who is he?

Her: The owner.

Me: Oh. Why did he put his name on the place?

Her: Because he wanted to.

Me: Yeah, but no other bar owners around town put their names on their bars.

Her: Sure they do.

And that was that. Possibly the weirdest conversation I've had with a bartender in a while.

But at least now I know who Tserkis is and why his name is in the window. 

(Photo by me) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:37 AM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Take a closer look, Sam, I thought the proprietor's name was somewhere on the front window for all drinking establishments. Liquor board law or something?

Sam, Pete and his relatives own and run Castaways along with Captain James Landing (the big ship on Boston) and Captain James Crab place on the water down there. They are the nicest people you will ever know ... plus Castaways is a great bar ... it's just never really crowded.

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