From 1908 to 1910 the business was located at 155 North 3rd St. Rogers seems to have been most successful in 1910, with a prominent directory ad for his wine, liquor and cigar store. In 1911 his saloon was at 58-1/2 East Long Street. In 1912 and 1913 the saloon was at 64 East Spring St. (The directory erroneously lists his name as Albert.)
Allen G. Rogers was born about 1868 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, son of Henry and Mary Agnes (Huggins) Rogers. In 1870 and 1880 the Rogers lived in Akron, Ohio. Before coming to Columbus, Rogers lived in Buffalo, New York. In 1914 Allen was working as a bricklayer and lived at 239 E. Lafayette St. In 1915 Rogers was working as a barber.
The 1910 Census lists the Rogers in Columbus at 239 E. Lafayette St. The Rogers are enumerated as mulatto in the census, and the directory listings for saloons indicate that Rogers was "colored." Allen married Margaret Berry in Cuyahoga County, Ohio on December 4, 1901. Margaret was born about 1870 in Canada, daughter of Charles W. and Matilda (Gornia) Berry. The Rogers had three children, only one of whom was living in 1910, Allen Jr. born about 1907.
About 1915 the Rogers divorced. In 1916 Allen was a mattress worker, boarding at 258 S. Davis St. In 1920, Margaret and Allen Jr. were living at 275 N. Lafayette St. Margaret was working as a dressmaker. By 1930 Margaret had remarried and Margaret Bryant and Allen Jr. were living in Akron, Ohio at 723 Hazel St. Allen Jr. was then a janitor at a rubber mill. They were still living in Akron in 1940, and Margaret was again divorced. Allen Jr. was working as a hotel porter.