Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Planned closure of Nye's Polonaise pushed back to January

Author:

Good news for fans of Nye's Polonaise Room.

The owners of the famous Minneapolis bar and restaurant have postponed its closure, originally scheduled for the end of summer, to at least January.

"Due to the overwhelming support of our dedicated customers, we have decided to extend our closing of Nye's until January 2016," Rob and Tony Jacob announced on the bar's Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10155695911000322&id=350714225321

The Jacobs revealed in December they planned to close the Nordeast institution by the end of summer, saying that they had been struggling to keep the business afloat in recent years, despite it being named the "Best Bar in America" by Esquire in 2006.

The announcement didn't go down well with Nye's fans, who have since flocked to the establishment to bid it farewell – with even the Minnesota Twins holding a goodbye bash for the bar outside of Target Field last month.

A proposal to redevelop the Nye's site was put forward following the December announcement, with plans to build a 29-story apartment tower on the lot, which would retain some of the original Nye's building.

The Star Tribune notes it comes a day after the Nicollet Island East Bank Neighborhood Association pulled its support for the redevelopment project – but the Jacobs insist this did not factor in the decision to postpone the bar's closure.

The bar also still intends to hold its "Farewell to Nye's" bash on the weekend of August 22-23.

Next Up

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves' winning streak snapped at five games

The Wolves' bid for their longest winning streak since 2014 came up short.

Screen Shot 2020-08-14 at 6.45.53 PM

Teen arrested over fatal shooting of 5-year-old boy in Brooklyn Park

Police say the teen was filming a social media video while handling a gun.

Joe Biden

President Biden coming to Minnesota to promote Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Tuesday's trip follows passage of the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.

Kirill Kaprizov

Kaprizov gets into the holiday spirit to rout Jets

Kirill Kaprizov's four points led the Wild to a 7-1 victory.

Kirk Cousins

Coller: Cure to Vikings' disrupted season lies in an explosive passing game

The Vikings go to San Francisco knowing that a win would be a huge boost to their playoff hopes.

unsplash football helmet ground

Judge upholds star QBs suspension for state championship game

Sam Backer, of Chatfield Senior High, won't be allowed to play in Friday's title game.

Screen Shot 2021-11-25 at 7.53.37 AM

Another 5,000 lbs. of goldfish removed from Carver County lakes

It all likely stemmed from people dumping their pets into local waters a few years ago.

Rosaleia Shelton

Appeal to find 19-year-old missing from Bloomington

The teen left her home on Monday afternoon.

hospital, emergency room

Deaths of twin fetuses after woman was shot ruled a double homicide

The woman was shot in the abdomen in mid-September.

Related

National spotlight returns to Nye's Polonaise Room

This time it's the Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives" show that's featuring the northeast Minneapolis institution. Guy Fieri and crew spent most of a week at the 63-year-old landmark. A viewing party is planned for Monday night.