St. Paul Gay Bar to Close Its Doors

Trikkx will close January 28th, and will leave only one LGBT bar in St. Paul, the Townhouse. Trikkx has occupied the space on Robert Street since the 1970s, and even had the Village People perform there once. Trikkx is the latest in a series of LGBT bar closings recently with Boom! closing in September, Over the Rainbow in October, and the Brass Rail going up for sale.

Fortunately, losing some means gaining some. The Seward neighborhood in South Minneapolis is getting a bar for queer women, called Pi, and it will be the first LGBT bar in South Minneapolis that I’ve ever heard of. They are currently hiring staff and the doors should open soon.

5 Comments so far

  1. Erica (unregistered) on January 4th, 2007 @ 8:55 pm

    Trikkx is closing? For real?! Dang.


  2. Anom (unregistered) on January 4th, 2007 @ 11:09 pm

    I used to DJ at Trikkx and I can’t say that I’m really surprised. The ladies in charge never really seemed to have a plan. Mostly they just reacted to what the other bars were doing and never really tried to be innovative.

    At least they had some really good DJs for awhile…


  3. Sad dyke (unregistered) on January 5th, 2007 @ 4:04 pm

    Trikkx has been under new ownership for awhile, but has had trouble with their lease and the new condo residents fussing about noise. See their website for more info. I’m bummed about this..not many places left where gay girls and boys are comfy to hang out together after work for a few. Any ideas?


  4. ANOM (unregistered) on January 5th, 2007 @ 4:10 pm

    Those condo owners were a real pain in the @$$. They would threaten to call the cops and honestly they were the reason that the volume kept being lowered.

    I think I might think twice about moving in above a nightclub/bar if noise was an issue for me…


  5. Erica (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 4:14 pm

    Pi showed up on Gridskipper. Does a new lesbian bar opening constitute news in other big cities?



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