"Donny Dirk was murdered today. RIP Donny."
That's all you'll get from the Facebook page of Donny Dirk's Zombie Den as of Tuesday afternoon – a violent message about the restaurant's fictional namesake.
But what the hell does it actually mean? Well, the 8-year-old themed bar is being reimagined and reopened by its owner.
The murdered Donny Dirk's (just off W. Brodway and N. Washington in north Minneapolis) is set to become Mr. Steven’s Snuggery, a news release emailed to GoMN explains. Gone is the post-apocalyptic kitsch of Donny Dirk's – in its place will be what they describe as a "conversation bar."
And an R-rated one. Not for the kids.
"Mr. Steven’s Snuggery will be an adult drinkertainery...and let’s just say it again...heavy on the adult content," the message says, noting the language, themes and art will all be for adults.
"It will be a cross between low tech Godzilla and high brow hookers (without the hookers) who are in love with outer space!" it says. (Whether that description helps you understand the concept, we don't know, but it's in the release.)
It's set to open "sometime soon (hopefully)."
Maybe keep an eye on the Donny Dirk's Facebook for updates in the future. Though if we get a solid date, we'll certainly update this post.
Donny Dirk's is the undead-obsessed brother of similar quirky Twin Cities spots Psycho Suzi's, Betty Danger's and Saint Sabrina's. So it's once again under the stewardships of acclaimed creative force Leslie Bock.
Dirk's opened in 2009, replacing the infamous bar Stand Up Frank's – the Star Tribune had a good write-up about that transformation.