The steady trickle of Saint Paul traditions being extinguished by taxes and roaming teams of weasel lawyers and pet plaintiffs continues. The original Snuffy’s is next:
[Snuff’s marketing director Dana] Bach said the decision to close was based on a combination of factors: a rent increase, property tax increases and ADA compliance issues. “It’s making it tough for us to continue operating at this location,” she said.
Of course, Snuffy’s continues to operate elsewhere – Edina, Minnetonka and Bloomington.
But then, that’s the point. Like Saint Paul eateries, old and new, pretty much anyplace is a greener pasture, these days.