Good Sports Bar and Grill has been a place close to my batter-dipped, chicken-fried heart since it opened. I wrote in July of 2012 how my journey to Afghanistan began and ended at Good Sports Bar and Grill, with a basket of their amazing wings. Many a key community event, from Jim Wentzell Day to victory parties and strategy meetings has taken place at Good Sports, which long ago was the old Johnny A's.
OK, so what happened? A sign on the door says the place closed April 14 of this year, which coincides with the account of a North Minneapolis citizen who posted something on...
...North Vent on April 19, something along the lines of, "Geez, I went there for my $4.99 breakfast special and the place wasn't open."
Rumor (on Facebook) has it the place was closed down for a remodel around the time a sale of the business fell through. Well, that was a while ago and paper slapped on the door by the City of Minneapolis in June cites the location as an unlicensed business.
So what's the deal? Is the remodel continuing? Is Good Sports coming back? Or has our neighborhood lost a popular business with nothing in sight to replace it?