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Entire Clubhouse Jager staff quits over owner's donation to David Duke, reports say

The employees reportedly walked out last night.
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The Minneapolis bar at the center of a controversy over its owner's support of David Duke is closed after an employee walk-out. 

Clubhouse Jäger is located in the North Loop, in a building that dates back to 1906. 

The business received a lot of unwanted attention on Monday when it surfaced that proprietor Julius DeRoma had donated money to Duke's 2016 U.S. Senate campaign

Duke is a notorious former Ku Klux Klan leader.

On Thursday night, KSTP reported employees announced they were "quitting," and City Pages says the intense fallout over DeRoma's donation "convinced management to open the bar one last night, then close it for good."

City Pages notes some staff immediately quit after the initial report about DeRoma, while some of the others who stayed were harassed and called "Nazis."

The walk-out comes after a number of DJs and other groups canceled events at Clubhouse Jäger in the wake of the revelation.

KSTP says DeRoma "asked our crews to leave" when they asked for comment on the closure. 

GoMN attempted to call the bar, but no one answered. We also visited the bar just after 2 p.m., but no one was around (see photo below). 

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