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I found the remains of this place while looking for another location along that stretch of road. As I researched it, I found a family dynasty of sorts. It was operated by Curtis Jablonski and his father Raymond. Raymond opened the place as the Tick Toc Lounge by 1966 or before. When Curtis came on board the name was changed to J.T. Thornberry's. According to public records it appears this happened in 1987.
The family operated other bar/restaurants around the area as well such as J.J. Shakers, Bosley's, the Country Squire, the Beech Tree, R.C. Cooper's/Brentwood Banquet Center, and Celebrations nightclub. Earlier on Ray had the Northtown Bakery with his father Albert, Home Juice Co, Donut King, and King Richard's Drive Inn. I will need to research those also. This location was destroyed by fire many years ago and razed. All that remains is the sign and some of the floor. Apparently there were volleyball courts on the premises which are also evident in some of the remains.