Clipped From Galesburg Register-Mail
*Jako' Glasnovich draws a cup of beer Car serves dime beer for anniversary Glasnovich's Tavern celebrated its 40th year in business Tiling draft beer at 1937 prices — 10 cents a cup. "It was bananas," said Steven Glasnovich, one of three brothers who now run the popular workingman's bar at 714 S. Henderson St. "We went through nine kegs of beer." , The 40th anniversary was observed Nov. S. *f$lasnovich and brothers Mike and David now operate the place. Their father, Jako, opened the tavern in 1937; from 1929 to 1937 he had operated a grocery store in the building. The elder Glasnovich, who retired about five years ago, was back for the anniversary celebration and helped draw customers' beers. The tavern is popular with employes of nearly factories — especially Butler Manufacturing Company and Gale Products Division of Outboard Marine Corporation, according to Glasnovich — and with residents in southwestern Galesburg.. Steven and his brothers — there are 13 of them — grew up with the business, he said. Glasnovich said he has been active in the business for about 10 years. Glasnovich said he enjoys getting to know the tavern's regular customers. "I couldn't tell you everybody's name, but I know their faces and what they drink," he said. Even though it's thought of as a "man's" bar, the tavern has more women customers than it once did when it was thought women were out of their element in a bar. "Not a lot of women come in, but there are more than there used to be," Glasnovich said. Besides drinks, the Glasnovich tavern serves sandwiches and does a brisk lunchtime business. Friday afternoons usually are the busiest, Jako Glasnovich said, because people come in to get paychecks cashed and to celebrate the end of another week. "The factory guys call this place the 'League of Nations,' " Steve Glasnovich said. "Whatever color or nationality a person is, he can feel comfortable here. It's always been that way."