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Moes Joes mural

I’ve been looking at this mural on the side wall of Moe’s and Joe’s for several weeks, and wondering about this fellow…since we’re not M&J denizens, he was a mystery to me, smiling down…until G__gle revealed this.

Horace McKennie was the tavern’s venerable bartender and waitron for over five decades. He started within two years after the place opened in 1947. Moe and Joe were brothers, surname Krinsky. (Bar history here.)

Moes joes 1949

The place in 1949…about the time Horace started working at the bar/tavern.

Wish that kosher gro was still there….


  1. Rebecca says:

    As a former denizen of Moe’s and Joe’s I can attest that Horace was a marvelous character – and served PBR with style before PBR was a hipster thing.

    (The Krinskys also ran Binders art supply company – as a former Binders staffer, JPB can tell stories…)

  2. James says:

    And you know I worked for Moe Krinsky, when I first came to town, 30-some years ago. He owned Binders Art Center.

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  4. Sammy says:

    Thanks, y’all, I had forgotten the Moe-Binders connection; I do remember the James-Binders connection. Do I get any points for this answer?