2814 Rice Street, Little Canada. Started by the Vitale family in their home. Grandson Joseph Vitale said “They cleared out the living room and put a couple of tables in and used their own silverware.” It had been around for … Continue reading →
West Bank home of Willie Murphy and the Bees, it started featuring live music in the mid-1960s. Owned by Mike Nelson. Closed in August 2006. … Continue reading →
720 So. 4th Street, Minneapolis – 1955. This was listed merely as the Labor Hall in December 1941.
Highway 55 in Golden Valley. In the summer of 1963 the Seven Seas Room had a “king sized dance floor” and featured Irv Williams with vocalist Ron Washington.
230 Front Ave., St. Paul, 1971
Vincent VanGogh Go? Really? 211 So. 6th Street, Downtown Minneapolis, 1965-66. Photo below is a shot of Danny’s Reasons. At right is Ira “Smitty” Smith checking IDs. Photos from Minneapolis Tribune, October 17, 1965. … Continue reading →
W.R. Frank’s Inferno was at 517 Excelsior Blvd. in Hopkins in 1973.
One each in Minneapolis and St. Paul, not related. … Continue reading →
The Waiters’ and Porters’ Club was at 309-311 Hennepin Ave. in 1917. Bet they had some swingin’ stuff there.
South St. Paul. In 1964 WDGY’s Bill Diehl hosted shows there. It was the venue for a 1967 dance featuring nominees of the first annual Connie Awards. A 1967 list said it it was only open to teens on Fridays.