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A bootlegger in the house?

Richard Devereux, MSc'68, from Novato, CA, knows all about the Grad House bootlegger from the late 1960s. It was him!

Re: “From Grad House to Grad Club”, Issue #1-2011, p. 8

Andrea Gunn’s article on the birth and evolution of Grad House, 211 Stuart Street, kindled some fond memories of my days at Queen’s.

Yes indeed, I was a bootlegger in the mid-‘60s; as House Manager, I visited the Brewer’s ­Retail store at least once a week to pick up 10 cases of beer (that’s all that would fit in the trunk of my car) for the cooler.

Ahh, the good old days! I’m sure the beer store people knew what I was up to, but they didn’t bat an eye. The frequent weekend parties at Grad House, grooving to the ­latest releases of the Beatles and the Stones, were great profit opportunities.

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