5.06.2009

Gopher Liquors Sign

There is confusion about this business, Gohper Liqours with a Coney Islands sign, is it a bar or restaurant This is an interesting signs that I'd be interested in finding out about that is located on 7th Street in downtown St Paul. What I can tell you, really only based on my visual detective work, though I'm sure there is a lot more history involved with this location. The sign is a mix of a few different ownerships or partners. The Gopher Liqours sign looks like it was added to the Coney Islands sign with your Hosts: George-Cheri-Keith. Though there is a sign added under it reading: Andy-Phyllis-George. Are these new hosts? Is this the same George from the original grouping of names? Or are there now six different hosts [or owners]. What is the most current name of this business as there are several signs saying there could be many: Gopher Bar, Gopher Liquor, Coney Islands? Or is it several business in the same location? Too many questions right?

Incidentally, a couple blocks and around the corner sits a vacated restaurant called Original Coney Island Cafe which I featured a photo of back in January 2008, are these two locations owned by the same group?

2 comments:

Snapshutter said...

Interesting place. Have been there several times for lunch when we feel brave. Ever been inside?

slinger said...

I have never been inside, the Gopher maroon and gold colors always catch my eye. I'm usually on my way to something when I pass by these days.