John Turpin quits Mount Vernon's Turp's
John Turpin, the general manager at Turp's in Mount Vernon, has left the sports bar that bears his name.
Sunday was his last day, confirmed assistant general manager Andre Barnhill, who'd worked alongside Turpin since they opened the bar a year ago.
"He left because the place wasn't working out the way he wanted it to," Barnhill said. "He's been offered other opportunities and he wants to spend more time with his family."
Turpin couldn't be reached for comment.
The bar will not change its name.
Turpin himself became a neighborhood fixture. He had been an employee of the company for a decade, Barnhill said.
The old boss' goodbye party Sunday was meant to be small, but regulars kept popping in to pay their respects.
"Tons of people came by asking, 'is Turp around? I just wanted to do one last shot with him," Barnhill said. He added Turpin decided to leave only a few weeks ago.