Porky's lives: Iconic St. Paul drive-...

Porky's lives: Iconic St. Paul drive-in building finds a new home near Hastings

There are 42 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 11, 2011, titled Porky's lives: Iconic St. Paul drive-in building finds a new home near Hastings. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Porky's has found a new home. The St. Paul drive-in's red-and-white checkered building, which closed this month, will be moved from University Avenue to the Little Log House Pioneer Village six miles south of Hastings.

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Been There

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Apr 12, 2011
Hazelmanley, what the heck are you talking about?
I See Cluelessness

Prior Lake, MN

#3 Apr 12, 2011
hazeldmanley wrote:
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I'm hungry...cheeseburger and some rings please.
Better than nothing

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Apr 12, 2011
I hope they're also going to preserve the sheltering structure for customers' cars. There's a word for that - but it's escaping me.
Cynic

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Apr 12, 2011
Hurrah!
adian

Hillsboro, OR

#6 Apr 12, 2011
lives on , but only to look at if you go to the park at certain times when its open
wow

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Apr 12, 2011
Everything there is happening so quickly! It only closed a few days ago and already they're taking it apart for the relocation.
Citizen

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Apr 12, 2011
The city of St. Paul needed to step in and find a new place for this iconic drive-in within St. Paul. Porky's would have looked good on Snelling, W. 7th St. or another busy street in the city and could have continued to bring joy to many for years to come.
fishing_guy

Cottage Grove, MN

#9 Apr 12, 2011
Citizen wrote:
The city of St. Paul needed to step in and find a new place for this iconic drive-in within St. Paul. Porky's would have looked good on Snelling, W. 7th St. or another busy street in the city and could have continued to bring joy to many for years to come.
St. Paul doesn't want cars within it's borders. Remember the train?

Since: Jan 11

Oakland, CA

#10 Apr 12, 2011
Citizen wrote:
The city of St. Paul needed to step in and find a new place for this iconic drive-in within St. Paul. Porky's would have looked good on Snelling, W. 7th St. or another busy street in the city and could have continued to bring joy to many for years to come.
Not a good idea it will end up costing millions and they will need to establish a whole new govt welfare job bureaucracy to overlook the business, keep the govt welfare job moron pigs away from everything,
smartie

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Apr 12, 2011
It will look out of place at this wonderful pioneer village. Doesn't belong there.
Mike

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Apr 12, 2011
The way this "sale" happened reeks. Do not for a second think that the Truelson's are the good guys here.

The timing of the sale to the home, the dismantle, the auction, the keeping of the sign, the "potential" State Fair bit. The short window to "save" the building. It all seems very orchestrated.

I hope the selling price was $1.00, as if it was really intended to go in the dumpster, he saved them a ton of money!
U Know

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Apr 12, 2011
The preservationists would have put a stop to all of it and the oweners would own a failed business...thanks light rail...Good for the Truelson's I am sad to see it go but glad they did not have to go through the nonsense of being forced to keep it open because of historic preservationists who likely never have been there or would go there, but would be content to force them to keep the building intact in operating condition at that site on University Avenue to preserve history.
Mark

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Apr 12, 2011
The country about to go over the economic cliff, and all the Pioneer Press can do is run a feature story every day about a junk food place closing down...
Anonymous

Kissimmee, FL

#15 Apr 12, 2011
adian wrote:
lives on , but only to look at if you go to the park at certain times when its open
How often did you want to look at it? It wasn't going to be in business anymore.
Dr Kildare

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Apr 12, 2011
Without the Porky's sign, the building is just a pile of blocks

“There was one?”

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#17 Apr 12, 2011
Is this really going to be an attraction that people will want to see? Sometimes nostalgia can get a little weird.
Cynic

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Apr 12, 2011
Mike wrote:
The way this "sale" happened reeks. Do not for a second think that the Truelson's are the good guys here.
The timing of the sale to the home, the dismantle, the auction, the keeping of the sign, the "potential" State Fair bit. The short window to "save" the building. It all seems very orchestrated.
I hope the selling price was $1.00, as if it was really intended to go in the dumpster, he saved them a ton of money!
And why, Mike, would you care? These people owned the business and thought it was time to sell for whatever reason. I hope they made a ton of money. Guess you're one of those who really hates it when someone else is successful because you don't happen to have the work ethic that they do.
Meh

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Apr 12, 2011
Seriously? It's a cinder block building.
me in st paul

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Apr 12, 2011
Porky's has been on the decline for a lot longer than the light rail construction. The food was awful. The Wendy's up the street was actually preferable. Anyone who spends any time in that area at lunch time went to Wendy's which always had a long line and Porky's would be empty.
U Know wrote:
The preservationists would have put a stop to all of it and the oweners would own a failed business...thanks light rail...Good for the Truelson's I am sad to see it go but glad they did not have to go through the nonsense of being forced to keep it open because of historic preservationists who likely never have been there or would go there, but would be content to force them to keep the building intact in operating condition at that site on University Avenue to preserve history.

Since: Apr 09

St. Paul, Minnesota

#21 Apr 12, 2011
Mr. Bauer, thank you for saving the Porky's building! We visit the show every year so we will be thrilled at the possibility of seeing the "drive-in" at the next one!

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