Back in Action

But it wasn’t long before Bell was back in action, opening one “speakeasy” after another during the 14 years of Prohibition. In 1922, he began operating in the Grand Circus Chop House behind the Detroit Athletic Club. Better known as the DAC Annex, members could sneak out of the dry club for a quick drink. Next was a neighborhood joint at 48 Lothrop called The Parisian Club and another at 33 West Adams known simply as “Cliff Bell’s Place”.