Excerpted from a piece by John J. Duquette published in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, December 12, 1992

Prohibition came into being with the 18th Amendment in 1919 and, shortly after it was repealed in 1933, Al Chappie opened a taproom in the Spaulding Building which was later taken over by Dick DeSantis. The mahogany bar from the Riverside Inn, which would soon be demolished, was moved into the new location which was aptly named "Ye Old Riverside Bar and Grill." Obviously this elaborate title was soon shortened to "The Riverside" causing some confusion to those who remembered the Riverside Inn as being at a different location. The Spaulding Block and the Riverside Bar and Grill outlived the Inn by some 17 years. Ironically the bar, over which the fatal argument took place, wound up in the very building from where the shot was fired.