Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Turning The Page

Neil Jessen, right, has been a bartending fixture on Main Street in Ketchum for 25 years, the last 19 of which he’s poured drinks at the Casino. Friday was his last night, when he retired to start a new career as a money manager. A large, ardent crowd of well-wishers turned out to hoist a libation in his name. His longtime bar partner, Dave Penn, left, said that he will miss Jessen's professionalism and personality. When Jessen was asked what his favorite drink he liked to pour was, he said, “My favorite drink to pour is to someone who hasn’t been in the Casino for over a year and I say, ‘Do you want your usual?’” Express photo by Willy Cook

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