The neighborhood bar and restaurant known for retro games and Atari consoles has filed for protection from its creditors. Both Minneapolis locations: the original on East 35th Street and 23rd Ave. and another in Linden Hills have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports that the third Chatterbox Pub in Highland Park in St. Paul is under a different ownership, despite being run by the same CEO, Andrea Miller.
The filing lists the company's assets at $58,584 with liabilities of $643,666. Chapter 11 allows for temporary protection from creditors. This is far from the final chapter for the pubs. To the contrary, Steven Miller of Chatterbox Pub assured Eater, "After years as the Chatterbox, and 15 years of Andrea owning it, we are simply reorganizing debt after so many costs have changed over the last few years. It will make us stronger and we will be around for many, many more! We absolutely love this place and are very passionate about it."