The building that Bossy Grrl's Currently resides in was constructed in 1912. Originally a paint shop, it's had several other businesses in it's time, including a motorcycle shop and convienence store. Prior to this construction our block was a slaughter house, and then a carriage stop. Carriage stops were notorious for nefarious goings ons, and we believe that may be why so many spirts seem to come-and-go in the neughborhood.
The basement of our building is a bit of a mystery. There appears to be some blocked up doorways, and there are many bits of old beer and liquor bottles in the dirt floors. We are supposedly the first bar to exist in this space, but there's no telling if a secret speak easy was run from the extinct basement entry.
Everyone's favorite friendly spirit is Ian. Ian seems to reside mainly in the Penny Room and main bar area, though he is known to occasionally call performers up or down the dressing room stairs. According to spirit box sessions Ian was a comedian in his living years, and confirmed this by saying "fart" to follow-up questions. We believe that Ian did not die in the bar itself, but chose the bar to reside in because he likes to party (and possibly flirt with the pretty burlesque dancers). Our barstaff all seem to have a story about Ian, he's fun and friendly and always happy to get a toast in his honor.
We have ghosts "pass through" our space regularly, so you're never guaranteed to encounter the same spirit more than once.
We do have one consistent female spirit who prefers the dressing room and the walk-though to the patio. She likes to play innocent pranks like moving performer's shoes and jewelry into strange places, and gently touching people as they go to the patio.
The basement houses a male spirit that seems protective, and even a bit scary. Ghost hunters believe he was affiliated with the building at some point and is trying to scare people off.
Our friends the Spirit Chasers came to do an investigation while we were closed for the pandemic.