A Tribute to Uptown’s Scott Ellsworth

Illustration by Molly Oleson.

The Bold Italic has a tribute to Uptown Bar legend Scott Ellsworth who died unexpectedly last week after having a heart attack.

“He was a true Bohemian. He never wanted anything to change at The Uptown. He would never 86 anyone, or kick anyone out. He refused to change the artwork, which is so bad it has now become great. It took a lot of convincing for him to get rid of the puke-covered couches, or put toilet paper in the ladies’ room,” says Desmond Shea, a genius sound engineer and friend who worked as a bartender at The Uptown from 1992 until 1998. Ellsworth funded Shea’s first business venture. “He was a brilliant human being, studied English and philosophy at Oxford, a little-known fact. Scott had voluminous knowledge and a sharp mind that he somewhat hid behind drink. He could have a conversation with you about everything, anything.”   THE FULL STORY  IS HERE

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