The owner of Crooked Pint Ale House, Paul Dzubnar, will be opening a similar neighborhood pub called Sweet Pea's in the space formerly home to Goby's Grille & Pub in St. Paul, reports the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Dzubnar, who is also the CEO of Green Mill Restaurants Inc., and his business partners bought Goby's and started remodeling the space this week; they are shooting for a June 1st opening. The restaurant will be similar to Crooked Pint, serving Juicy Lucys and 32 tap beers, plus kegged wine.
Dzubnar and partners also recently opened a second location of Crooked PInt in Apple Valley and have several similar pub ventures in the works, including Harriet's, which will open this summer at 40th and Lyndale. Dzubnar told Mpls/St. Paul Business Journal that he plans to open another restaurant in 2014 and two more in 2015. The suburban restaurants will probably get the Crooked Pint name, while the Twin Cities locations will get their own names (a la Sweet Pea's and Harriet's).
· Crooked Pint Owner Buys Goby's in St. Paul for New Neighborhood Pub [Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal]
· All Coverage of Crooked PInt Ale House [Eater MPLS]