A gas station turned brewpub restaurant—now there’s something unique. After sitting vacant for more than two years, the old Wally’s Service Station has been reborn as Town Hall Station. “I took one look at the place and thought, ‘God, this is going to be fantastic,’ ” Pete Rifakes, co-owner and founder of Town Hall says. The new spot has quickly become a neighborhood fixture.
Edina happy hour
When it comes time to raise a glass, Barrio, Pittsburgh Blue and Rojo Mexican Grill have all the right stuff. Edina restaurant goers have plenty to cheer with ever-expanding happy hour options in Edina.
A small card on the table of Mozza Mia near 50th and France advertises a Monday special: 10 bottles of wine, each priced at only $10. In the back room, a group of artsy partyers learns brushstroke techniques at a bi-monthly event sponsored by Wine and Canvas, taking advantage of the $10 bottles.
Since Edina’s liquor ordinance was changed in May 2012, allowing restaurants to advertise discounted drink specials, businesses are finding plenty of creative ways to market themselves and their specials, including innovative new events.