There’s not much need for marketing niceties once you’re being forced out of business, so Grumpy’s Bar didn’t provide any in its official announcement that it will close its downtown location at 11th and South Washington in Minneapolis because the city, apparently, doesn’t yet have enough rectangular, incredibly dull, unimaginatively designed luxury condo and apartment buildings.
In a Facebook post today, Grumpy’s blamed food trucks, property taxes, old buildings and people from the suburbs.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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