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Objects in Mirror: November 1, 2009 Archive

Remembering the Uptown Bar

Posted at 1:44 PM on November 1, 2009 by Julia Schrenkler

If you're wondering why a bar is important, you may want to spend a little time with The Current's "Last Call at the Uptown" documentary series. Places to eat and drink have long centered neighborhoods, but some can create more than a landing spot... they become part of an identity. Everyone wants to belong in a place other than home and to belong:

"I have many memories of the Uptown, but thinking of it as a neighborhood bar sparks a memory from the early 1990s. I was there with several friends, including someone who had just moved to Minneapolis from rural Wisconsin. When she ordered a "wine cooler" the bartender asked what suburb we were from. We were MORTIFIED that he thought we were suburbanites rather than regulars! I think he would have kicked us out if she had ordered a Zima!!" - Posted by Jodi on Last Call at the Uptown Bar: The neighborhood bar

Whether you went to the Uptown to hear the music, to perform on stage, or just plain didn't go and want to see what the fuss is about, watch and listen to the documentaries.

* Last Call at the Uptown: Seeing Music at the Uptown
* Last Call at the Uptown: Performing at the Uptown
* Last Call at the Uptown: The Neighborhood Bar

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