ELiffey Irish Pub has been closed since the start of the pandemic. This week he announced he would not reopen. The announcement was made on social media, but Liffey’s online presence has since been discontinued.
In its place across from the Xcel Energy Center at 175 W. 7th St. in St. Paul will be a new Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon, which will open on November 25, according to its website (wildbillssportssaloons.com). This will be Wild Bill’s sixth site in Minnesota and North Dakota.
The Liffey was founded by Kieran Folliard as part of its portfolio of Irish bars and restaurants (including Local and Kieran’s). Folliard left the company ten years ago.
The Local (1607 Park Pl. Blvd., St. Louis Park, the-local.com) and Kieran’s Irish Pub (85 N. 6th St., Mpls., Kierans.com) have both reopened. The office in downtown Minneapolis (931 Nicollet Mall, Mpls.) Is closed for renovations.
In other news from St. Paul, Stacked Bridge Brewery, at the Treasure Island Center, announced its closure on October 30.
“We’ll spare you the details, but suffice it to say that the hardships we’ve endured over the past year have been beyond the capacity of a small brewery like ours,” wrote the three-year-old brewery owners. on Facebook.
The brewery (421 Cedar St., St. Paul, stackeddeckbrewing.com) will be hosting a “start shindig” on Saturday.
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