Irv's Sign, 1982


This file appears in: Irv's Deli
Irv's Sign, 1982

In the seventeen months before Coventry Neighbors, Inc. (CNI) successfully lobbied to strip Irving Gulko of his license to serve alcohol, there were more than 140 police reports involving Irv's Deli. According to the Plain Dealer, there were almost twenty arrests for intoxication, ten arrests for fights, five arrests for assault, and even one for auto theft. Gulko had to give up his moneymaking liquor license in 1983, but his business survived for six more years.

Image Courtesy of Cleveland State University. Michael Schwartz Library. Special Collections.


This file appears in: Irv's Deli