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The once popular Club Metro in St. Paul closed seven years ago, but the bar may make a comeback — in Somerset, Wisconsin. On Thursday, spotted a help wanted ad on craigslist that went like this:

“The all new Club Metro (formerly Mac Daddy’s of Somerset Wisconsin) is looking for two full time bar managers for dual venues serving the GLBT community at a single location in Somerset Wisconsin… Looking for individuals that can be effective, attentive and aware of the Gay/Lesbian/Trans community.”

According to the owner, Fred Macalus, this will indeed be a sort of reincarnation of the old club, popular with queer women. “I had [Club Metro] for 5 years before I sold it,” Macalus told us. “And we’ll get ahold of you when we get it open so you can come on down.”

It’s apparently going to be a few more weeks to see the new bar which will be 33 miles from its old spot on Pierce Butler Route in St. Paul.

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Andy Birkey has written for a number of Minnesota and national publications. He founded Eleventh Avenue South which ran from 2002-2011, wrote for the Minnesota Independent from 2006-2011, the American Independent from 2010-2013. His writing has appeared in The Advocate, The Star Tribune, The Huffington Post, Salon, Cagle News Service, Twin Cities Daily Planet, TheUptake, and much more. His writing on LGBT issues, the religious right and social justice has won awards including Best Beat Reporting by the Online News Association, Best Series by the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and an honorable mention by the Sex-Positive Journalism awards.


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