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Kozy Kafe

circa 1920 - private collection

Thank you to Irwin Kaplan for the photo

My father owned the Kozy Kafe on Commercial Street. It was the first place in Portland to serve beer in 1938: Irwin Kaplan
People: Ethel Kaplan, left; Max Kaplan, 3rd from left

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