Sad news this weekend for St. Paulites with a hankering for German beer as the West 7th Street fixture The Glockenspiel announced it will close its doors Wednesday night.
In a post on the company’s Facebook page, The Glockenspiel explained the building’s landlord and the restaurant, which leases the first floor corner space of the Czech Slovak Protective Society Sokol Minnesota building, could not come to terms on renewing the lease.
According to a report in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, The Glockenspiel was barred from purchasing alcohol for the bar since October when the Minnesota Department of Revenue added the business to its list of tax delinquents.
The restaurant thanked all of its patrons that came for authentic German food and beer over the last fifteen years of operation. The restaurant’s last day of full operation was this past Sunday, but they will open the bar one last time this Wednesday from 3–10pm so patrons can hoist one last stein and say goodbye.