The Bel Rae Ballroom was located at 5394 Edgewood Drive NW (Highway 10) in Moundsview (one mile west of the New Brighton Arsenal). It was built in 1963 by Elhart Ebel, who operated it until he sold it in 1971. (He died in 1988.)
In 1967 it was open to teens only on Tuesdays. Friday was alphabet night – people with last names starting with letters in that night’s ad got in free. Another 1967 ad just had polka acts.
The Insider reported that the new owner in 1971 was Bud Raemaker. At one time Tuesday nights featured Michael’s Mystics.
MOUNDS VIEW COMMUNITY CENTER
The building was sold to the city on June 30, 1996, and became the Mounds View Community Center, run by the YMCA.