Going to the Gopher

The Gopher Cafe’s 9th and Hennepin location put the eatery in the heart of the Minneapolis theater district. The restaurant had a informal modern atmosphere featuring cozy booths, a swivel chair lunch counter and a swanky cocktail bar with an entrance on 9th Street. The Gopher’s digs are probably better …

A Hotel of Rare Charm

The Hampshire Arms Hotel spent the better part of the last century standing on the corner of 4th street and 9th. The hotel was popular for its lovely courtyard. Famous doorman. George Route greeted guests at the Hampshire Arms for fifty years. When he passed away in 1953, Jet magazine …