The Flair Bar, a “notorious primitive gay bar,” was located at 1216 Prospect Avenue East. The Flair bar was purportedly frequented by “[female] impersonators plying their wares to interested parties.” In the 1960s and 1970s, the Flair Bar was purportedly the site of a “homosexual sex-for-sale ring.” The Flair Bar was also the site of numerous fatal shootings. The Flair Bar closed in 1974.

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  • “Death Unveils Second Life of Eugene Brown.” Call and Post. May 11, 1974.
  • “Four Arrested in Liquor Raids.” Plain Dealer. May 22, 1967.
  • “Male Sex For Sale Group Flourishes in Cedar Area: Violence, Death Escalate.” Call and Post. November 19, 1977.
  • “Minor Sale Charged to Americana.” Plain Dealer. February 13, 1967.
  • “Three Held in Slaying at Prospect Avenue Bar.” Plain Dealer. May 31, 1968.
  • Van Vliet, W. James. “Paneto Gets Life for Bar Killing.” Plain Dealer. December 20, 1968.
1216 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44115

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