Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

Breaking News

Local News

January 31, 2013

Last call

Danville establishment closes doors on Saturday

DANVILLE —  Anyone hoping to make “last call” at Bailey’s Jury Room at 20 W. Main St., will need to be there by 2 p.m. Saturday.

Owners John and “Tiny” Bailey are closing the establishment after nearly a decade in business. Both say the decision to close was “bittersweet.”

“We just wanted to announce our retirement,” Tiny said. “We’ve been here seven years and we’re just turning the property over.”

She said she had originally planned to keep the restaurant in the family.

“We bought it as a family business, because we have eight grandsons, one granddaughter, and four children,” Tiny said. “We thought this was going to be turned over to them someday, but they’ve all gone different paths and now we’re ready to retire ... and let somebody else take it over.”

Tiny said she’ll miss getting to talk to the patrons who frequented the establishment.

“It’s been a bittersweet decision,” she said. “A lot of these people are like family. We have a great clientele; it’s not your typical bar clientele. Most of the people here have been in the community awhile. This is just ... one big happy family.”

John agreed and added, “We thank all of our loyal customers. I’m going to miss the people — that’s the biggest thing. I won’t miss the headaches, I’ll just miss the people. That’s the most enjoyable part about it, is the people that come in.”

Tiny also said the staff deserved a big “thank you.”

“We’ve got a great staff, we had a wonderful ... loyal staff,” she said. “Normally, when you announce a retirement ... you lose staff. But we’ve kept 95 percent of the staff. We’ve had some great people. We’ve had one girl that’s been with us for six years. That says something in a food service place.”

As an Irish bar, Tiny said their annual St. Patrick’s Day parties were her favorite events.

“St. Patrick’s Day is one of our favorite moments since it’s an Irish bar,” she said. “St. Patrick’s Day was always something to look forward to. We started doing (live) entertainment about two years ago and that was a good thing. We’ve seen some talented people come through here. When we had comedy night, we had some comedians here that were nationally known, which was quite honorable. That was a fun thing.”

She said what the regulars might miss the most, is Bailey’s breaded tenderloin.

“Breaded tenderloins by far (have been the most popular),” she said. “They have been our biggest seller. They’re like no other. They’re thick, handcut, breaded, and they’ve just been one of our biggest sellers.”

Tiny and John said Saturday will be the bar’s last day, and serve as an all-day retirement party.

“DJ Press will be here from 2 to 8 p.m.,” she said. “Then our grandson ... Josh Chalfant and his friend Landon Keller ... will perform the rest of the night.”

The couple said that after John’s retirement from the phone company, and their retirement from a bed and breakfast they owned for 11 years, this will be their third retirement experience.

Tiny said they’re not sure what will come next.

“This is our third retirement, but we’re looking forward to the next venture,” she said. “There will be something, I guarantee you, because we can’t just sit. It’s not in our makeup.”

For more information, call Bailey’s at 745-6424, or search Facebook for Bailey’s Jury Room for the latest details regarding the retirement party.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • news singleton, joseph.jpg Former teacher convicted of child molestation

    Joseph Singleton was found guilty of two counts of child molestation stemming from allegations made nearly a year ago.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 4-23 news white lick creek pic 2 White Lick Creek may face significant pollution WHITESTOWN -- Hendricks and Boone county residents on the lines south of Fayette who have property contiguous to White Lick Creek need to be aware that a Whitestown Waste Water Treatment Plant is planning to discharge effluent that will add to the po

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Play-A-Round Downtown winners announced Sometimes staying home for Spring Break can be just as fun as going on a vacation. Two lucky winners of the annual Play-A-Round Downtown miniature golf certainly feel that way. The Downtown Danville Partnership had a lovely week for the annual event

    April 23, 2014

  • Unclaimed remains of vets will be inurned this weekend The Hendricks County American Legions, as well as their American Legion Rider members, will be among many in Indiana to participate in the Missing in America Project (MIAP) to inter the unclaimed remains of veterans. You hear about those who were mis

    April 23, 2014

  • National Police Week is declared May 11-17 DANVILLE -- The Hendricks County Commissioners this week approved a proclamation to designate the week of May 11-17 as National Police Week and for May 15 to be declared Police Memorial Day. Capt. Megen Morgan of the Hendricks County Sheriff's Depart

    April 23, 2014

  • Hendricks County to receive FEMA funds Governor Mike Pence received word Tuesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted his appeal for federal assistance for the severe winter storms that impacted much of the state Jan. 5-9 this year. The major disaster declaratio

    April 23, 2014

  • A Beethoven Palindrome opens next weekend On the first weekend in May, the Hendricks Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir, directed by Benjamin G. Del Vecchio, will present two of Beethoven's works as "A Beethoven Palindrome," Opus 86, Mass in C Major and Opus 68, Symphony No. 6 in F Major

    April 23, 2014

  • National Pow Wow returns to fairgrounds in July National Pow Wow will be returning to the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex July 3-6. The event is open to the public and they hope that the community will support the event. One aspect of the event is a Parade that they will be

    April 23, 2014

  • Hendricks County Knife and Flower Sale coming The Hendricks County Knife and Flower Sale will be May 5-10 at the Avon American Legion, Post 145, 375 S. S.R. 267, Avon. The sale will be from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be many varieties of f

    April 23, 2014

  • Avon author's book highlights Lent season Author Lorie Shiveley explains the history of Lent in her new book, Chester Church Mouse and Lent, where she introduces a mouse who notices the changes within the church. Chester Church Mouse takes readers through his church explaining the traditions

    April 23, 2014

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

New poll question: Will you be attending this year’s Indianapolis 500?

Yes
No
Undecded
     View Results
AP Video
Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' Obama to Oso: We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read