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St. Paul / Jury gets case in March slaying near Cherry Pit bar

There are 17 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 6, 2009, titled St. Paul / Jury gets case in March slaying near Cherry Pit bar. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The evidence against Audie Matthews in the shooting death of Blaine Christofferson is "overwhelming," said Ramsey County prosecutor John Ristad.

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g25892002why

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Nov 7, 2009
i use to hang out at that bar but it has changed for the worse , it was way better when it was the minnehaha tavern , nice clean happy bar no problems . now it is a crime pit , shootings , muggings , robberies , fights nothing but problems the city should close it down
former eastsider

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Nov 7, 2009
ditto the cherry pit has half there name right it is a PIT i all so use to hang there but to many fights for this old man , plus i hear people getting beat up and robbed when they get into there cars , plus i think this is atleast the secound shooting there . one of my friends was beat up so bad in there parking lot last year he was in the hospital for a week . i agree close it down
current eastsider

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Nov 7, 2009
i all so use to go there when it was the Minnehaha Tavern great food and decent people , not anymore it has changed for the worse , i hear gunshots all the time in there parking lot when the bar closes .you could not pay me enough to go there now to many gang bangers hanging there
hardcore eastsider

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Nov 7, 2009
i wish i had a dollar everytime i got into a fight at the cherry pit i would be rich , but i quit going there after i got stabbed by a gang banger
TtB

Champlin, MN

#5 Nov 7, 2009
Why does St. Paul threaten to shut down or shut down certain bars, but not others with the same issues??
newer eastsider

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Nov 7, 2009
i live down the street from this bar. granted, i moved here after this incident, but i have never heard gun shots. just the usual bar close noise. i been in there a few times, day and night, and have never felt threatened.
former bartender

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Nov 7, 2009
well i can tell you first hand i had to quit after working there for a few years it was getting very rough crowd from what is use to be like there was never any fights until the cherry pit owners took over bad bad crowd to many gang bangers
eastsider

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Nov 7, 2009
newer eastsider wrote:
i live down the street from this bar. granted, i moved here after this incident, but i have never heard gun shots. just the usual bar close noise. i been in there a few times, day and night, and have never felt threatened.
i see your from Minneapolis you probally blended right in
Slim Shady

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Nov 7, 2009
oh well probably had it comming
Slim Shady

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Nov 7, 2009
eastsider

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Nov 7, 2009
Slim Shady wrote:
http://cherrypitbar.com/
YOUR POINT
former customer

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Nov 7, 2009
one word for that bar DIVE
former customer 2

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Nov 7, 2009
this bar should be called the" black pit " not the cherry pit
neighbor

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Nov 7, 2009
very loud and rowdy bar hope the city shuts it down iam sick and tired of all the noise, fights,stabbings , shootings,drug deals in the parking lot, drunks relieveing themselves in my bushs enough is enough
newer eastsider

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Nov 7, 2009
eastsider wrote:
<quoted text> i see your from Minneapolis you probally blended right in
actually no, i am not from minneapolis. i'm new to the twin cities, but i'm sure all the minneapolis folks appreciate your quick judgment.
newer eastsider

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Nov 7, 2009
eastsider wrote:
<quoted text> i see your from Minneapolis you probally blended right in
actually i am not from minneapolis, i am new to the twin cities, but i'm sure that the minneapolis folks appreciate your quick judgment.
Tolo

Ardsley, NY

#17 Jul 16, 2014
Total crime pit! Full of degenerates! The perfect place to get caught between a pimps fury and a junkies last stand!

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