Fire shuts down popular bar and comedy club in Seven Corners district

The owner has lunched a fundraiser for repairs.
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A mainstay of the Seven Corners district east of downtown Minneapolis has been knocked out of commission by a fire.

On Friday night, flames broke out at The Corner Bar, forcing it to close for "the foreseeable future," a Facebook fundraiser announced.

The fundraiser, launched Sunday and aimed at keeping "a very unique venue open in the Twin Cities," is seeking $20,000 to help the establishment stay afloat while repairs get underway.

As of this writing, the effort has raised over $10,000 of that goal. 

The fire also shut down the Comedy Corner Underground, which is the comedy club attached to the Corner Bar:

The Facebook post indicates no one was hurt in the blaze, the full extent of which is not clear. Also not clear is what may have started the fire. 

The fundraiser notes that insurance will help cover the damages, "but with the long series of gut punches 2020 has been; we're getting money together to cover the gap between now and however long it takes to rebuild."

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