Earnestine Mitchell and Hazel Jones took over the building at 351 South Main Street and changed it up from a dry goods store and pharmacy.
Upstairs, their hair salon remained, with additional rooms being rented out to ladies of the night. 💃The downstairs flipped over to a jazz night club run by Earnestine’s husband, Sunbeam. He was a local music producer and promoted, and had opened Club Paradise over near Stax Records – so he knew a lot of famous musicians – and they would often come down to his wife’s café for general frolicking late into the night. 🎶 Ray Charles was apparently a regular.