We found a couple of St. Louis Park news items we found interesting and thought we'd share them with you this week.
Guess he doesn’t really love it all that much
The West End location of Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill is shuttered – for good. Apparently, the eatery failed to pay its liquor taxes in May. Whether that’s the reason they decided to close or not, we don’t know. What we do know is that as long as they remained on the delinquent taxpayer list, vendors are prohibited from delivering to the company.
That’s ok California loves us
Look for a new pizzeria from California’s Blaze Pizza to open next week at the Shoppes at Knollwood here in St. Louis Park. Plans call for seating for 54 indoors and a small patio that seats eight.
The same company will open another Blaze location near the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus. No word on when this one will open for business.
We’ve never eaten at a Blaze pizzeria but the company’s website says they allow their dough to rise for 24 hours and cook the pies in a stone hearth oven. We’re sold. We’ll try it.
Sign, sign everywhere a sign
When the St. Louis Park Historical Society gave away some old street signs (well, not really “gave away,” they asked for a $25 donation), they learned something interesting. People LOVE old street signs.
Minnesota state law requires that all city street signs have “reflectorized material” on them within the next 10 years, so the City of St. Louis Park is replacing all the vintage signs in town. The old signs are going to the Historical Society so that they can sell them as a way to raise money.
They got their first shipment of more than 550 signs in May and posted the inventory online at their website. These things are flying out the door, so if you want one you need to reserve it a.s.a.p.
The city says they’ll be replacing from 800 to 1,000 signs a year, however, so if you missed out on this bunch, there will be more.
Image: "Hot pizza" by Lppa - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons