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Brit's Pub is being bought by the owners of Crave, Union

A huge move in the Twin Cities bar world.
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The company behind Twin Cities restaurants including Crave and Union has announced the acquisition of hugely popular Brit's Pub.

The British-themed pub on Nicollet Mall will be owned by Kaskaid Hospitality once the sale is closed on Friday, Kaskaid announced on Wednesday.

Brit's has built a huge following since opening in 1990, expanding several times since, and is known for its raucous World Cup viewings, distinctive rooftop bowling green, and being home to the Liverpool Supporters Club of Minneapolis.

"Brit's Pub is a powerful and iconic brand in Minneapolis. We love how it has grown from a small two-room tavern into the large institution it is now," said Kaskaid's founder and CEO Kam Talebi.

“Brit’s is a place where everyone can feel welcome — whether it’s to savour a pint, roll a bowl or cheer on a favorite sports team. We’re pleased that the upcoming sale to Kam and Kaskaid Hospitality will be an evolution of ownership, but not of philosophy," added Brit's general manager Shane Higgins.

Asked by BMTN whether the takeover would mean any changes at Brit's, Higgins said it would be "business as usual."

As well as the Crave chain and Union Restaurant and Rooftop Bar, Twin Cities-based Kaskaid is also the parent company of Burger Burger, the Muse Event Center, and Blvd Kitchen & Bar.

Brit's was just this month named as one of the 23 best rooftop bars in Thrillist, which is among the main accolades it has compiled over the years.

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