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Howie Japlon

Howie Japlon

VP/general counsel | Ace Hardware | Class of 1979

In Campustown, Howie Japlon's spot was the late, great DeLuxe Lunch & Billiards.

"It had great pool tables and pinball machines — and on Fridays they served fried fish sandwiches" to die for, says Ace Hardware's general counsel.

Off campus, there was no match for the Rose Bowl in Urbana.

"On weekends, it featured a band called The Texas Playboys" he says, "and it always served cold PBR."