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Friends dance at Bourbon Street Rhythm & Ribs during a birthday celebration. Bourbon Street, formerly Bookers Tavern and once a hangout for the Governor of Illinois and other prominent politicians and businessmen in Springfield, hosts special events like birthday parties and poetry nights in an attempt to draw crowds. {quote}I try to provide other activities besides just drinking,{quote} owner Bruce Clark, who is currently remodeling a second floor to add to the activities at Bourbon Street, said. {quote}But it's just hard to attract customers....Everything has moved out west.{quote}

Friends dance at Bourbon Street Rhythm & Ribs during a birthday celebration. Bourbon Street, formerly Bookers Tavern and once a hangout for the Governor of Illinois and other prominent politicians and businessmen in Springfield, hosts special events like birthday parties and poetry nights in an attempt to draw crowds. "I try to provide other activities besides just drinking," owner Bruce Clark, who is currently remodeling a second floor to add to the activities at Bourbon Street, said. "But it's just hard to attract customers....Everything has moved out west."