Perhaps you’ve driven down University Ave in St Paul recently–or if you’re like me, avoided it at all costs. The light rail construction is certainly taking its toll on those in and around the neighborhood, and most of the businesses are scared for their survival, and liquor stores are no exception. Sharret’s on University and Raymond, Midway Liquors down the block near Prior Ave, Big Top at Snelling Ave, to name a few, could all use your business. I stopped by Midway and was surprised to see some treats still on the shelf–Surly Smoke, Schell’s Barrel-aged Schmatlz Alt–plus a solid selection of craft beer.
So for the next couple years, think about including some of them in your regular beer shopping excursions. They could use your patronage.