The CC Club: An oral history

The CC Club has long been a drinkers’ haven in south Minneapolis, a dim intersection of different scenes and people from across the city. Few establishments in the Twin Cities have seen more glasses emptied, cigarettes smoked, or strangers find each other.

But the neighborhood is changing. In a part of the city once defined by its independence, expensive condos crowd the streets and corporate chains have pushed out local businesses. Earlier this year, the owners of neighboring restaurant French Meadow bought the CC, and will officially take ownership on May 1. The new managers say they plan to keep the bar the same, but some CC regulars are skeptical — perhaps because the French Meadow is an organic bistro, and the CC is a seedy dive bar. Or maybe it just seems inevitable that a place like the CC Club can’t last forever.

click pic for great article by City Pages

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    I live right across the street from it, I but I never go there. s:
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    There’s a good chance you can find me here on my weekends off. If French Meadow changes it, I’m going to be so sad.
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    THE CC CLUB. Motion City Soundtrack has written songs of it.It is a beautifully shitty spot. So much character. Sad to...
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    Sad
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    If anything happens to that place, the owners of French Meadow will see the wrath of hell upon them from the entire...
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    Wait, WHAT?!BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
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    What?! Noooooooooo!
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