When Bob Keedy decided to retire in 1987, Bob Downs could not bear to see it closed. As a resident since 1959, he too had spent a lot of time in Keedy’s. He and Patty bought it and continue to run it as Bob Keedy wanted, same Formica tables, same counter, stools and fountain. Mr. Keedy was a regular until his death the summer of 1996.
In the summer of 1999, a gentleman named David Chapman bought Keedy’s with the plan of continuing Keedy’s tradition of “Old Fashioned Fountain” goodness.
At Keedy’s, you’ll find a real cross section of people. From all lines of work and business, workmen, barbers, caddies, shopkeepers, celebrities and a cast of hundreds are animated and well versed. It’s a local hang-out of the locals and retired and some tell us their third generation are making their way on down to Keedy’s. Probably more contracts and deals are made here than in the office. There is not room to list the many celebrities who have made this a regular stop when they are in town.