Former St. Paul Firehouse to Find New Life as Wine Bar

June 22, 2017 11:24 AM

A former Saint Paul firehouse built in 1872 is getting new life: The building near Grand Avenue and West 7th Street will become a wine bar.

Last year, neighborhood groups filed a lawsuit against the developer to stop him from demolishing the building. Now, the developer plans to turn it into a wine bar as he builds a new Marriott hotel next door.

"It's icing on the cake. It's amazing, it's beyond what we hoped for when we went into this process," said Mark Fangmeier of the Little Bohemia Neighborhood Association. "It's a great asset for all of St. Paul to have to look back at its past while also looking ahead, finding new uses to celebrate that past."


The developer says he hopes to start work on the wine bar and hotel soon and have them both open by next summer. 


Joe Mazan

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