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St. Paul might get Grand Old Day whether it likes it or not

Grand Old Day Anyway is a real thing, and tickets are on sale.

No mobs nor pitchforks, but a group of St. Paulites are attempting to take back what was taken from them earlier this week: Grand Old Day. 

Upon hearing the news that the Grand Avenue Business Association canceled plans to hold the city's annual Grand Old Day, the people of St. Paul are putting together plans to hold "Grand Old Day Anyway." 

A Facebook event by that name already has more than 1,400 people who say they'll attend, and nearly 8,000 more say they're interested in going. 

So what is Grand Old Day Anyway?

It's a bar crawl being sponsored by Summit Brewing and other businesses on Grand Ave., including The Lexington, Tavern on Grand, Iron Ranger, Red Rabbit, and Billy's On Grand, with more in the works to join the festivities. 

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The replacement Grand Old Day is set to be held June 2. 

Tickets are $25 and it gets you a T-shirt, a free Summit beer, map of participating bars and unlimited $4 Summit taps at all participating pubs. 

The nonprofit that runs Grand Old Day – a tradition that dates back 45 years – canceled this year's plans to "keep the event fresh for 2020," adding that it would be seeking community input "to create an event that reflects the traditions and interests of the businesses and neighbors who call Grand Avenue home."

Grand Old Day has historically been a booming day for businesses on Grand Ave., so Grand Old Day Anyway will likely be music to many business owners' ears. 

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