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The King of Skid Row 7:00-8:30 pm - POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER
Monday, February 19, 2018, 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
La Rive Party Room
110 Bank St. S.E.
Join us as author James Eli Shiffer takes us into a time when the heart of downtown Minneapolis was a densely packed neighborhood of bars, flophouses, liquor stores, rescue missions and second-hand shops catering to the last generation of seasonal laborers that had been part of the city’s history from the beginning. It was all cleared away in a massive urban renewal project in the Gateway District that started in 1959 and ended in 1963. Shiffer has been a professional journalist for 25 years and is currently a columnist and editor at the Star Tribune. His book, The King of Skid Row, was published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2016.