The Rabbit Hole mistakenly pursued by police in relation to local house show

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The Rabbit Hole
On Friday morning, the Minneapolis Police Department contacted Thomas Kim of the Rabbit Hole in Midtown Global Market to inform him that hosting a kegger in his restaurant was illegal and would be shut down if pursued. Kim had no idea what they were talking about.

As it turns out, the organizers of a record release show for local band False Teeth mistakenly linked their Facebook event page to the Rabbit Hole's Facebook page. The house where the show will take place is also called the Rabbit Hole. The MPD, apparently searching the web for weekend house shows to bust, jumped at the opportunity.

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"The people that are doing it were genius enough to designate the name of their house as the Rabbit Hole but idiotically linked it to our restaurant, which is illegal because it's infringing on our alcohol license, so the city and police are very concerned over that," Kim says. "They contacted us because they were saying we're not licensed to do that event. Obviously, that was news to me."

When Hot Dish spoke with Kim, the problem had yet to be resolved, however, it seems things were cleared up between Kim and the organizer of the show on the Facebook event page shortly after.

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The Facebook interaction between Kim and the house show organizer

Kim later deleted the last comment and thanked Carson for removing the location link. He also posted a status on Facebook clearing up any misconceptions about the show's location.

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"[This situation] speaks to the volume of how involved the police are in seeking out these kinds of things," Kim says.

Moral of the story? Don't post the location of your house show on Facebook, especially when it's the wrong one.


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Truth_Teller_1
Truth_Teller_1 topcommenter

Pre-crime. Soon we'll all be guilty.

tony.schurb
tony.schurb

its cool that you can browse facebook and write for citypages at the same time.  much minneapolis. so culture. 

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anon
anon

City Pages just recently exposed the whereabouts of a house venue which puts it at risk. This isn't the first time either. You published an article about the Medusa which put it out of comission for half a year. Good job, it goes to show how much you really care about the music community. Clearly, your priorities are just as skewed as the MPD. I strongly recommend altering your path unless you want to alienate passionate musicians and artists who thrive from such events. 

anonymouse
anonymouse

Does anyone ever spell check? The screen cap says Carson, not Carter. 

Tj Plenke
Tj Plenke

"To protect & serve" So, you'll not only keep me safe, but pour me a beer, too? Cool.

FalseTeeth
FalseTeeth

Update on last night: despite the countless hours and tax dollars used by Minneapolis Police to troll Facebook for our release show instead of fighting real crime, the show went better than expected! Thank you for the bump guys! We hope to see you at future False Teeth shows, but until then you can stream our album here for free! 


https://soundcloud.com/polkadot-mayhem/sets/pdm-false-teeth-grapefruit-ep

Dan Mason
Dan Mason

The real bully here is the joker at city hall that actually believed that a fancy place like rabbit hole would be having a keg party. Its just too bad they scared the owner into raging out at a house party.

Mike Jones
Mike Jones

Why do people care if the owner swore? You realize these places are run by actual people.

chukfu
chukfu

The liquor laws in MN are so severe, strict and pure b.s. I'm sure the business owner was freaking. It's not "age" or "race" or anything but a bunch of trash starting back to a certain Andrew Volstead member of US House of Representatives from MN 7th district Mar 1903-1923. Volstead has quite a bit to do with the Volstead Act aka Prohibition the 18th Amendment. Everyone go spit on his grave because the idiot MN laws still exist in certain forms because of this moron. OK I'll go back to drinking my morning beer in 24/7 liquor town Reno, NV.

Dan Mason
Dan Mason

So much rage over nothing. We should throw an impromptu party the rabbit hole, who's bringing the keg?

Anthony Christensen
Anthony Christensen

Now see we need more individuals like yourself in this world Aaron. Thank you.

Aaron Michael Scherbel
Aaron Michael Scherbel

Also, judging by Tim Johnson's dickhead comment, you must feel real special over at St. Olaf there huh buddy? haha.

Aaron Michael Scherbel
Aaron Michael Scherbel

I read it as well and agree entirely with Anthony Christensen. Mr. Kim comes off as an elitist prick, and maybe that is there shtick, but it seems a little harsh for someone running a brand new restaurant, especially since we're talking about a couple of dudes that simply made a common FB error.

Anthony Christensen
Anthony Christensen

Yes, I did read it. In entirety. I assure you my education was proper in Hutchinson. As for what's being discussed Tim he swore in a post on his company page. This sir shows no integrity which makes me not want to support this business. Is that good enough bitch!

Tim Johnson
Tim Johnson

Did you read the article? Do you understand the situation? You should've received a better education at Hutch.

Anthony Christensen
Anthony Christensen

Well I know where I'm not going. The Rabbit Hole sounds like it sucks.

Lex Lambent
Lex Lambent

this is our tax dollars hard at work people

Eric Epic Gottfried
Eric Epic Gottfried

Saddened The Rabbit Hole, a honorable place of business ended up disgraced by unlawful idiots.

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