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The Green Lantern Bar and Grill (far right) was purchased by Linda and Steve DeSplinter in 2019. Because of the building’s proximity to the former KJ’s Korner Bar (the middle and far left buildings, which were joined together from the inside), upgrading the Lantern’s kitchen was difficult. The DeSplinters purchased the corner property last week, and both derelict buildings were demolished Monday.
Two derelict buildings on Hardwick’s Main Street were demolished Monday, drastically changing the historic streetscape of the town. The demolition follows the city’s role in facilitating Linda and Steve DeSplinter’s kitchen remodel in their Green Lantern Bar and Grill. The project has been hindered...
Rock-Nobles Cattlemen’s Association's Jay Bakken presents Linda DeSplinter of the Green Lantern Bar & Grill with the 2021 Love the Burger trophy Friday night, June 4, at Take 16 Brewery during the Buffalo Days Friday Night Cruise-In on Main Street. In all, 1,307 burgers were sold during the...
Howling Dog Saloon owner Jodi Reverts and bartender Mellinda Smith say the new state restrictions on bar seating is affecting the sociology of human connections in their establishments. “I had one of my regulars tell me, ‘I don’t think I can go to the bar anymore. I don’t want to sit at a table by myself to get something to eat.’ And he’s not the only one.” She said some of her patrons living alone seek companionship at the counter.
Jodi Reverts just paid more than $1,000 to the state for her optional 2 a.m. liquor license at the Howling Dog Saloon, and now she can’t use it, due to new restrictions on bars in Minnesota. “It’s frustrating,” Reverts said. “I’ve been here for 20 years — managed for seven and owned for 13. I never...
Jubilee Day-ish featured casual gatherings of friends, neighbors and visitors in Hardwick. Pictured here are (from left) Richard Moerke, Phil Vos, Mike Vos, Nancy Patton, Cindy Moerke, Loren Vos, Carol McClure, Doug McClure, Keith Swenson, McKenzie Kruse and Jonathan Swenson.
The Green Lantern Bar and Grill hosted a modified version of Hardwick’s Jubilee Day Saturday with several events related to the annual celebration. The day included a cruise-in “parade and park,” a straw bale toss, a corn hole tournament and a DJ on the back patio. Jubilee Day normally includes a...
Steve DeSplinter sanitizes countertops Saturday night in an empty Green Lantern Café and Bar in Hardwick. State officials closed all bars, restaurants and public accommodating venues March 18 to slow the spread of the coronavirus. DeSplinter and his wife, Linda, purchased the Green Lantern a year ago and business is now limited to curbside-pickup meals and off-sale liquor until May 17.
Weekends typically bring crowds and welcome business to the Green Lantern Cafe and Bar in Hardwick. But on Saturday, only a handful of customers entered the business, picked up their take-out orders and went home.  Under state order, small business owners like Steve and Linda DeSplinter have...
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