Yanarelly’s Bar at the corner of Payne and Maryland avenues is closed up for good. The building will be demolished as part of an intersection widening project. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Bar patron Frank Newton says Yanarelly’s was one of the last East Side bars of its kind, with strong drinks and a rough-and-tumble charm. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Dickie Yanarelly looks at old photos that were hung at the bar. He’ll have to decide what to keep and what to throw as he begins clearing out the bar before it meets the wrecking ball. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Yanarelly’s was the go-to bar for a number of old time East Siders. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Dickie Yanarelly has spent most of his adult life running the bar. The Yanarelly family ran the bar starting in 1964, and had a strong 50-year run. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
“It seems like all the corner bars are disappearing,” Dickie Yanarelly said from behind his East Side bar.
And indeed, St. Patrick’s Day 2014 marked the last day of Yanarelly’s, a classic East Side watering hole.
It may be the age of the Internet, but the airwaves are still a valuable resource, says Mitch Lee, founder of St. Paul-based Hmong TV station 3HmongTV.
The station has been chugging along since 2005 when Lee decided he wanted to create a Hmong-oriented TV station, combining his engagement with the Twin Cities Hmong community with his passion for producing video.
Peter Rachleff, co-founder of the new East Side Freedom Library, will look forward to setting up in the historic Arlington Hills Library building. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
East Side Freedom Library will fill the space
After a drawn-out process that began over a year ago, the historic Carnegie library building looks to be in good hands.
The St. Paul City Council approved the East Side Freedom Library as the new tenant of the handsome building. The Arlington Hills Library, which just closed March 14, will relocate to the new community building at Payne and Maryland avenues.
In hopes of projecting an image of a healthier campus, Metro State University banned on-campus smoking starting May 1.
The policy prohibits using any smoking and tobacco products on any part of Metro State’s property, indoors and out. The ban includes cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and pipes.
The Johnson Como 10U girls hockey team was victorious against Lakeville 4 to 3 on March 15, and over Hastings Blue, 2 to 1 on March 16, in which they held up to a 5 on 3 power play. This victory handed them the championship.