Compton of the Palace Bar retiring after long career
Last updated 12/3/2021 at 12:46pm
After decades on the job, Palace Bar Owner Jupe Compton is selling the business and retiring soon.
Compton says leaving is bittersweet and he's enjoyed his time at the Palace immensely, but he's had a good run and it's time for the next generation to take over.
"It's been quite a ride," he said. " ... (But) it's a young person's game and I'm far from a young person."
Compton is 75 years old and has spent most of those years as the bar's owner after buying it from his father in 1974.
He said he did janitorial work at the bar when he was a freshman in high school and his father, Ward Comp...