1968 South Division Ave. (early 60’s) moved to 2143 South Division Ave. (March 1965) Grand Rapids. Originally on the East side of Division just South and next to the 4 Star Theater in the early 60s but was moved to the opposite side of the street at 2143 South Division.
- Proprietor – Edward Sayen aka “Hap Sans”
- Day Manager – Dick Sayen
- Night Manager – Dorothy Ampulski
- Night Bartenders – Ron and Norm
- Waitresses – Beverly, Toni, Marge, Maureen and Judy
When the Elbow Room was on Division it was first just North of Burton on the east side of the street then it moved down between Kirtland and Sutton on the west side of Division (late 1965 c.) Hap Sans sold it to Danny Jones and he changed the name to Danny J’s. I have the wagon wheels that hung above the bandstand when it was The Elbow Room. Danny Jones gave them to me when he remodeled. Patrick Healy
Before it was the Top Value Stamp Outlet Redemption place it was Walter’s Sport Shop. Hap Sans was the original owner of the Elbow Room.
The 1983 Polk’s City Directory has 2143 South Division listed as the Golden Eight Ball Billiards – billiard room equipment and supplies.
Me and Dem Guys and other popular bands of the 60’s played there regularly.