INVER GROVE NIGHT CLUB
The Inver Grove Night Club was just across the Railroad tracks on 66th Street, east of Concord in Inver Grove Heights.
In October 1945, Gerald Driscoll, 43, was arrested on a carnal knowledge charge after an “attractive 15-year-old girl” told of her ten days barhopping and staying in a St. Paul hotel. The episode started when she met him at the Inver Grove Night Club, and Driscoll was described as an operator of night clubs in South St. Paul and Inver Grove.
In February 1956, Frank M. Sazenski was the proprietor of the Grove Night Club. Sazenski was one of 40 caught in a sting of bars that had pinball machines for which the Federal tax had not been paid for gambling devices. Pinball was classified as a gambling device because of the poor odds of winning a “free game,” and termed even more insidious that slot machines, which had been outlawed in 1947. Sazenski plead guilty and paid a $500 fine.
KING OF DIAMONDS
In 1965, the Grove was expanded and made into a Gentlemen’s Club. Its address is 6600 River Road at Concord. Its owner, Larry Kladek, went to prison for tax evasion in 2009, but his wife Susan bought the business.