Porky's cooks up online auction for its stuff

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 5, 2011 - 12:17 AM

Items holding sentiment from the drive-in's simpler past will be sold in a thoroughly modern manner.

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beaglemomApr. 4, 11 9:48 AM

Let them sell the stuff to the highest bidder and hopefully some local rib place buys the sign.

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sgtsmashApr. 4, 1110:03 AM

Did the owners try to sell to anybody but the retirement home? And why did it take this long for people to decide it should be put on the national register of historic places? It is a horrible shame that Porkys cannot somehow in the 11th hour be preserved either in its current location, or moved (the State Fair would be an awesome locale) for future generations to enjoy. We've lost way too much of our heritage (drive-in movie theaters for example) in the name of "progress" or profit. Unless someone stops this auction from picking apart the place, it's already too late.

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samantaApr. 4, 1110:06 AM

well lets hope for the bestnice restraunt but somebody droped the ball lots of nice people withthe wonderful car clubs where will thes nice talented people cruis ther thrilling and impressive hot rods?Loring Park! there's nice young and friendly people there.

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mobilepeteApr. 4, 1110:09 AM

Best thing on University Avenue destroyed by unneeded light-rail. What progress!

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playerApr. 4, 1110:12 AM

How about publishing the recipe for Porky's killer ionion rings.

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MoojaApr. 4, 1110:19 AM

Congratulations light rail. You killed another business.

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jablumpkinApr. 4, 1110:34 AM

That light rail will be awesome for DT Minneapolis and the MOA - all the out of work criminals will now have an express route for shoplifting, loitering and vagerance.

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mplsproteamsApr. 4, 1110:39 AM

Can someone name another business on University Ave. that has gone under because of the light-rail that does not exist? This sounds more like an excuse that reality. All they have done on University Ave so far is dig up some roads. Do businesses close because of road construction? Maybe a handful, but those businesses were most likely hurting before that event. Blaming their closing solely on light rail construction sounds like a bunch of hogwash!

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shoebaccaApr. 4, 1110:46 AM

I would love to see the Porky's sign at the state fair. Would be a great photo opp. (jeez - now I want a pronto pup!)

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cwgmplsApr. 4, 1110:47 AM

Stop blaming light rail. Porky's already failed last year in Northeast Minneapolis, one of the fastest-growing entertainment districts in the city, and there was no light rail there. I'm sure there are a lot of reasons for Porky's to close at this time. LRT is not one of them.

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