No more wiggle room: Nye's set to close April 3

Posted by Mike Seebinger on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 at 6:08am.

 

No more wiggle room: Nye's set to close April 3

Posted by Mike Seebinger Realtor at DRG on Saturday, January 16, 2016

The news that Twin Cities nightlife mavens have been dreading for months arrived Friday afternoon: Nye’s Polonaise Room has announced its firm closing date, April 3. Originally slated to close last summer, the popular post-World War II supper club in northeast Minneapolis got a temporary reprieve from the wrecking ball as plans to replace it with a 29-story apartment tower were scaled back to a six-story building after neighborhood groups and the Heritage Preservation Commission got involved. Friday afternoon, the Minneapolis City Council approved an appeal for two design elements flagged by the preservation commission. That appeal still needs to be signed by the mayor, but Nye’s operators are calling it a day in the meantime. “It’s been nice to have these extra months for us and our patrons to say goodbye to the place,” co-owner Rob Jacob said, “but it hasn’t gotten any easier in that time. It’s still very emotional for all of us.” Rob and his brother, Tony, are the longtime owners of the 1950s-era restaurant and bar with the vinyl gold-flecked booths, piano bar and lively polka room. He said they “really had no choice” in redeveloping the property, since the downside to its charming retro qualities is its outdated infrastructure......Read more by clicking the link above.

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