Johnnie was originally from Jacksonville, Florida. He moved to Albany, New York in the 60’s. He had a family and a successful career. His dream was to move back to Jacksonville and start an automotive business with his brothers or a restaurant in Albany. Upon his death, he had started on his venture of starting his restaurant. Due to his passing, his family wanted to continue his dream, so a bar was created to make sure his legacy in the Capital District lives on.