Updated: Bradstreet Craftshouse set to close as the Graves 601 Hotel changes hands

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The venerable Bradstreet Craftshouse raised up several of the Twin Cities' favorite mixologists and taught them the pre-Prohibition cocktail basics. Now, only a month after their five-year anniversary party, the hotel is being sold and Bradstreet will change concepts when the property changes hands.

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New owners Loews management have not yet announced what kind of bar they plan to open at the hotel. Staff were informed about the sale on Thursday, May 29 and told they would be offered a spot at the new concept. 

Bar manager Jennifer Boutell said it was a surprise for everyone, as the hotel was not on the market. At the moment, she's not making any hasty decisions about her future -- so she could stay put, go to one of the other Graves investments, or even get scooped up by another bar.

In the meantime, all serious cocktailers should pay Jennifer and her colleagues a visit before time runs out. Belly up and order something classic.

Correction: An earlier version of this post reported that all restaurants and bars in the Graves 601 Hotel would close and re-open as new concepts. Currently only Bradstreet Craftshouse will undergo this change, and will be moving to the former Rye Deli space in Lowry Hill.

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28 comments
JCVN
JCVN

BizJournal just added an update with good info: Graves is moving Bradstreet to the former Auriga/Rye space by Burch!

cjandersen
cjandersen

I took my Fiance out to Cosmos for her 21st, and we had drinks at Bradstreet the night we got engaged. This place means a lot to me, really sad to see it go. 

Fredlock Dobbs
Fredlock Dobbs

Indeed my good man! Perhaps Mark Witte will join us and regale us with fantastic tales of baby boomery!

Buck Dartos
Buck Dartos

Fredlock Dobbs, i do believe a cocktail night is in order soon.

JCVN
JCVN

Sad day for mixology in the Twin Cities; but at least the early work of Bradstreet & La Belle Vie seeded so many other good bars since.

Hopefully Loew's will keep the bar part and just change the kitchen—sort of like how the Grand Hotel keeps changing their restaurant but keeps the sushi crew led by Chano in every iteration (Cafe de la Vita, Martini blue, whatever that Fhima thing was, etc).

moltisantai1
moltisantai1

I'll order my drink now and should be ready by 7:30pm. Terribly overrated place.


Blake Sileo
Blake Sileo

New owners probably see this trend is nearing the end.

Blake Sileo
Blake Sileo

Must not have been profitable despite the critical acclaim.

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