Blue Goose Cafe (Location Key)


The "Blue Goose" is one of the rare black-owned businesses in Yoknapatawpha: "a Negro cafe below the cotton gin" (167). Since it stays open "every night" until the town night marshal "runs all" the patrons out "and closes it up" (168), it may be more like a juke joint - that is, an African American night spot featuring music, dancing and gambling as well as drinking - than a restaurant. It is referred to in The Town, but not described in any detail.

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