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March 2 - A NEW LOCATION !!

  • Mar 2, 2010 · 6:30 PM
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Friends, This will be a monumental evening for our little card club. For the first time in over 3 years we will be meeting somewhere besides the Chatterbox. As you know we have been increasingly evicted from our backroom refuge over the past 3 months and after couple of discussions with management there, the only effective resolution to the problem is to pay rent to reserve the room, which I will not do. After soliciting ideas from members and scouting out locations along the border to serve both cities conveniently, I've arranged to give a trial to a new location for this meeting. It is in Minneapolis, just a short distance over the Lake Street Bridge. It is Italiano Restaurant at 3508 E. Lake St. It is a small independent operation in an older building ( a "LAKE STREET GARAGE" neon sign in the window attests to a former incarnation) but the inside is bright and clean and the owner, Jose, seems very willing to do what is necessary to make us feel welcome. They have a back room we can claim as our own with a full bar and menu including a range of Italian dishes as well as sandwiches and burgers. I can speak well of the Swiss and Mushroom burger. Parking will be a little more inconvenient but we can park in a small lot in the back as well as Lake St and around the corner on 36th Ave. Folks, your opinion is VERY important to me in evaluating the suitability of this new location for our Card Meetup. I do like the fact that it will be more convenient for our Minneapolis members without greatly inconveniencing those of us from Saint Paul. PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND THIS DATE SO I CAN HAVE YOUR FEEDBACK ON THIS LOCATION FOR FUTURE DATES. I like it and the people who run it and I hope you will too. If so, I would expect to alternate between here and the Chatterbox in future months.

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  • Steve D.

    Excellent Location

    March 6, 2010

  • rosie

    super place & food - glad we're moving on...

    March 3, 2010

  • Michelle F

    Easy to find it was nice to be able to sit and talk to one another without the sometimes loud music. Thanks for the great evening.

    March 3, 2010

  • Roger L

    All seemed happy with the food. The booths would be a bit small for big people. The games were fun. I learned to play 500.

    March 3, 2010

  • Nancy D

    Steve and I really enjoyed the Meetup. The new location is Great! We hope the meetup will continue to meet there. The servicer and food was excellet. They went out of our way to make us feel welcome. It was nice not to have music blarring while we're trying to play cards and talk. It was also nice to be able to see the cards - it wasn't dark in there.

    March 2, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very good pizza and great company! Nice work, Pat.

    March 2, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for your work, Pat. What a nice turnout we had.

    March 2, 2010

  • Noelle

    Like the location. Like the management (owner). Good lemonade. Nice people. Homey neighborhood. I like it!

    March 2, 2010

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