She built her home in Baltimore, though. The Club Mitchell, known as Mitch's or Mitchell's, was a central hangout. It was owned by Mitch, a trans man, and Rickie, who was, in Kelley's memory, "a total lech" and who contemporary Shirley Parry remembers as "a lovely woman." It was a small, packed bar that hosted a predominantly white clientele, though Kelley remembers the bar eventually "stopped hassling black lesbians." Located at Pratt and Exeter in Little Italy, many depended on the mafia to keep the bar safe, along with the rest of the neighborhood. Kelley "doubts the mafia gave a shit about lesbians," and as much as it was a home, it also became a target for assaults. Women in the bar organized an escort service back to cars, and the party kept right on going.