The original Jackson Inn was built between 1740 ad 1760, and in 2023, it will host its final farewell show. This Saturday, March 25th, the Jackson Inn will host its final hurrah with 12 musical acts, dancing, and drinks. The Jackson Inn was part of a series of inns on Lancaster Turnpike in Delaware. As stated on The Jackson Inn Facebook page, “a 1908 newspaper article talked about the old inns and stated that the Inn had been closed as a tavern since the late 1860s. But for 100 years prior to that, it had served travelers and wagoneers.”
At one point, the Inn was called Bourdon’s Cafe and in 1942, waitresses had to be under the age of 35 and received pay of $15 a week, which was a good hunk of money in that day. In 1958, the original building structure had to be razed due to State Highway Department widening the corner of N. Dupont Road and Lancaster Pike. Thus, the “new” Jackson Inn was born and the name remained the same.
There will be one last hurrah for the Jackson Inn on March 25, 2023 starting at 1pm. Lots of bands, and lots of fun. There will be tons of music and drinks to enjoy.
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Hollywood Kyle is the Digital Content Producer and Production Director of Mix 99.5 WJBR. Being a Delaware local, Kyle takes pride in his hometown and has had a love for music since a young age. Hollywood Kyle joins the Mix Morning Show for abstract thoughts and ideas during "Hollywood Kyle" segment around 9:40am Monday thru Friday.