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Supper clubs face challenges, but some live on

June 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Before “neighborhood” restaurants had corporate headquarters, before there were 24-hour cable networks devoted only to food and before anyone ever dreamed of photographing a meal to post on the Internet, going out on a Friday night involved a certain ritual. Continue Reading

THE EATBEAT: Positive vibes permeate in newly refurbished Whitey’s

December 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

When I went there for lunch Dec. 17 with my daughter, Gail (DG), from Bismarck, we agreed Whitey’s is back on track. Continue Reading

Renovated Whitey’s reopens

October 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Sporting a “crisp, clean” new look after an extensive renovation, Whitey’s is now open, the historic downtown East Grand Forks restaurant’s new owner said Monday. Continue Reading

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New Owner of Historic Whitey’s Cafe Gives Sneak Peak Before Fully Re-opening This Week

October 23, 2011 in WDAZ

Grand Forks (WDAZ-TV) – After being closed for nearly 9 months, the iconic Whitey’s Wonder Bar will open this week.
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Whitey’s gets loan from City of East Grand Forks

October 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Cost overruns have led to Whitey’s restaurant in East Grand Forks asking for a $68,000 loan from the city’s Economic Development and Housing Authority, according to the agency’s chief. Continue Reading

Whitey’s to reopen in October

September 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The hum of power tools reverberated inside the empty restaurant Thursday as workers put some finishing touches on an extensive remodeling of the iconic Whitey’s building on the boardwalk in East Grand Forks. Continue Reading

JL Beers to open Wednesday in GF

August 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Olive Garden, Ruby Tuesday’s, CherryBerry also on their way. In addition to the influx of new chain restaurants on the southern end of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks landmark Whitey’s will reopen under new ownership next month. Continue Reading

Reconstructing Whitey’s: Restaurant, with a new look, on schedule to reopen next month

August 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The interior of the Whitey’s building has been gutted as its new owner attempts to bring the iconic East Grand Forks eatery back to life with a fresh look while retaining an appreciation for its past. Continue Reading

A fresh start for Whitey’s

July 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The new owner of Whitey’s plans to reopen the iconic East Grand Forks eatery in early September, but not before making some changes to the way the historic bar and restaurant is run. Continue Reading

Whitey’s Cafe new owner says it’s a done deal

June 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Roseau man will close purchase June 30Tim Bjerk, who owns and runs Gene’s Bar and Grill in Roseau, was the sole bidder at the invitation-only auction May 15 in Whitey’s. “We are excited to be part of the East Grand Forks community and the greater Grand Forks area, and we look forward to restarting Whitey’s and it’s great name for good service and good food,” Bjerk said. Continue Reading