Brass Rail Lounge to Open on Labor Day Weekend

Receved from Pete (Brass Rail Lounge owner) this morning via email:

From: Peter Hafiz <>
Subject: Re: Brass Rail Bartender – Lookin’ for a scope!
To: “Fruitfly” <>
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2009, 4:46 AM
things are coming along still hoping Labor day weekend, so we will be touch with all three of you soon,

The front wall of the bar has been completely removed and borded up with huge sheets of plywood.  My latest word was he’ll completely glass-in the face of the bar with sliding doors that will open to the sidewalk outside.  Reports are sketchy, complaints range from “no activity seen whatsoever” to “permits and licenses are moving slowly”.

He’s been hoping to open this joint since mid-June 2009.

Update: City of Minneapolis gave Pete an “expansion of property” license last Wednesday.  Click for the PDF, look on page 3.

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