Grand Rapids, 418 Bridge St. N.W. Uncle Adolph’s preceded it. It become Bobby’s Lounge in the Mid 70s. Mouse Trap owners in 1966 were Gary Kane & Robin Perry.
This is part of an email between Doug Taylor and Gary Kane from 3/10/2012:
I grew up in Elgin, Il and went to U of Mich on a football-basketball scholarship. After graduation, I was a sales rep for the Arrow Shirt co and I was transferred to GR in 1966. It was a great job, but I couldn’t stand working for others so my old college buddy, Robin Perry, and I talked to a professor we both had in the business school. He said that a good start would be to buy a bar, so we bought the Mousetrap which had been closed for several months. A couple of years later, I bought Rob out as he wanted to move back to Detroit. I was given a solid offer on the bar 3 years later, I sold it and stayed in private business. Gary Kane
It become Bobby’s Lounge after the Mouse Trap. Dirk Rivers Band (Bobby Vogel) played there a lot!!! Bobby Vogel is now Lorreta Lynn’s Band Leader and Lead Guitarist.
I was one of the first bartender’s there in the early 1960s. Doug Taylor.