Wellman's Pub will take over Drink downtown location

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Wellman's will replace the downtown Drink
​The space that was once home to the downtown location of Drink won't be empty for very long. Wellman's Pub, an Iowa-based bar and restaurant chain with two locations in Des Moines, will open its first Minnesota store on the busy corner of North Fifth Street and North First Avenue, according to the Downtown Journal.

Wellman's menu features wings, burgers (including a Juicy Lucy), sandwiches, wraps, pizza, and other standard-looking pub fare, but, like Drink, will more likely attract drinkers over diners. 

The Wellman's Pub in West Des Moines has a large rooftop patio, but there is no word yet on whether they will build one at the new Minneapolis location.
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Jason Dorweiler
Jason Dorweiler

Okay so it makes sense now actually. Wellman's is an Iowa based "almost chain" owned now by Tom Baldwin, chair of newly started ROI acquisition corp. Baldwin also was a share holder for the Drink.another Iowa based mini chain. He bought this space with the intention of basically opening it up as was, but with a different name, under his ownership. He could possibly be trying to buy out the other drink too, and it would make sense if he wanted to start a national brand under ROI. 

Jason Dorweiler
Jason Dorweiler

It looks like this place will unfortunately fit right in with our downtown scene. A bunch of safe food choices that have passed through Applebees and onto other forgetful menus, that satisfy the masses so long as they get a jag-bomb to accompany, oh and bitches, lots of bitches...aint that a bitch? More fuel for the fire that is our downtown. 

Melissa Summers
Melissa Summers

And the prize for "Most irritating website" goes to ...

JonnyBeGood
JonnyBeGood

Drink is for the Billboard music listening, tabloid reading, jersey shore wanna be girls and all their drug taking wanna be thug friends.Minneapolis is going to the dogs.. it's a sh*t hole.. when are the po-leese going to clean that area up.

David Foureyes
David Foureyes

An Iowa based chain with no identity, terrible food, and cheap drinks...so, Drink? 

It may give some good competition in the quest for the "Minneapolis' date-rapiest bars" crown.

Asdf
Asdf

You can go ahead and file this under "no one gives a fuck."

Annelise Tarnowski
Annelise Tarnowski

I worked at Wellman's in DSM. Nothing to write home about. Literally. I didn't write home about it. It sucked.

-Iowarocks
-Iowarocks

Maybe you should come to Iowa and learn how to spell!

pizza
pizza

hey, it's better than Drink

David Foureyes
David Foureyes

YEAH! 

Wait...what? Do tell us, what is misspelled...perhaps you should come up here and learn how to write complete sentences.

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