New owners took over the CC Club on May 1, and to mark the changing of the guard, we talked to CC regulars past and present for our most recent cover story
. Along with their yarns about record-release parties and new Replacements singles in the juke, we also heard an earful on how, as Tom Arnold put it, the bar "was the one place you could get drug dealers to actually come."
Curious if the cops have ever had to bust the CC Club bathroom -- or break up bar fights, or throw out drunk punks -- we asked the Minneapolis Police Department for all the incident reports at 2600 Lyndale Ave. S., the bar's address. We got back all their digital files, which date to 1990.
Between the earliest computerized incident, November 18, 1990, and the most recent, March 24, 2013, police got 117 other calls about the bar. Here's how they broke down.
- Cover: Here Comes a Regular: An Oral History of the CC Club
- An oral history of the CC Club jukebox
- Tom Arnold on the CC Club