Crooked Pint coming to Lyndale

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April 23, 2013
By: Michelle Bruch
Michelle Bruch

The vacant gas station at 40th & Lyndale could transform this fall into the Crooked Pint Ale House.

Owner Paul Dzubnar, who also owns Green Mill and a stake in Town Hall Brewery, said he's planning bocce ball and a retractable roof for outdoor dining. He said the 100-seat restaurant would be different from Crooked Pint's Downtown location, and it won't feature music.

The restaurant's second location would provide 30 tap beers and 12 juicy lucy burgers on a menu with salads, appetizers and sandwiches.

"It looks like an old neighborhood pub," Dzubnar said. "We hope it's a place where everybody goes and considers it theirs."

The former SuperAmerica station shut down at 4000 Lyndale Ave. S. in 2006, and Dzubnar recently purchased the property. Pending city approval, the restaurant would aim to open by October.

Dzubnar and designer Jim Smart of Smart Associates will share their plans at an April 29 neighborhood meeting. Dzubnar is seeking a charter wine and strong beer license from the city, as well as city approval for a parking lot of about 13 spaces.

The April 29 meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at Walker Health Services, room 119A at 3737 Bryant Ave. S.