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submitted by Peter Tsicalas on 01.06.2004

Regent Cafe Lismore ~1938

Regent Cafe Lismore ~1938
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1. Harry John Crethar or Harry Nick Crethar. Former was in Lismore until ~ 1930 and then moved to Deepwater and/or Emmaville. Returned Kythera ~1935 and came back to settle Tenterfield ~1937. Latter landed 1914 and spent time Dungog, Ballina, Coraki before coming to Lismore and allegedly acquiring Regent café in Keen St late 1920s from Nick Poulos. Sold to Harry James Crethar early 1930s and disappeared somewhere.
2. Spyro George Tsicalas. (Chief debt collector. Kept a bike chain under the cash register as an aid in persuading recalcitrant drunks to pay up. The Regent had a captive clientele from the 4 pubs in the vicinity.)
3. Nick James Crethar. (Initally a partner with brother Harry in Regent until acquiring Woodlark St café of Stathis & Cassimaty 1939. Moved Casino ~1947)
4. Jean Brown, Ruby Green, Nellie Mules
5. Harry James Crethar. (Landed 1922 with Peter Nick Crethar and initially went to Glen Innes before both came to Lismore late 1920s. Peter Nick, who had Monterey Café further down Keen St, believed to be unconnected to Harry Nick above. Harry James sold Regent to Veniamin Gialouris ~1945 and acquired Golden Globe café Molesworth St.)

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on 12.04.2013

the man behind the cash register is my papoy, XARALAMPOS GRITHARY TOU IOYANNOY/JACK