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Don't believe the rumors: Caffrey's is not closing

It had looked like we'd eaten our last Blue Cow. Caffrey's was not answering their phone nor their web address yesterday.

It had looked like we'd eaten our last Blue Cow. Caffrey's was not answering their phone nor their web address yesterday.

Yesterday, Twitter had been twittering about the apparent demise of Caffrey's, one of the last independent sub shops in the city. Multiple phone calls resulted in only a busy signal and their web address seemed to have gone dark. The longtime Lyndale Avenue mainstay is known for its late-night (open until 3a.m.) hangover assuaging qualities, punk-rock sandwich artists, and perhaps most of all for the beloved Blue Cow: blue cheese and tomatoes on steak. 

The news seemed to come at a particularly unfortunate time, given that the adjacent hard-drinking Country Bar is soon to reopen. What would modern drunkards of tomorrow use to absorb their soggy ways? 

Well, keep your porkpie hats on, hipsters. The place is not closed for good. They just posted an unfortunate and cryptic sign in the door reading "sorry, we're closed" (as well as not answering their phone or their web address) in order to do some routine maintenance and cleaning. 

Way to strike fear into the hearts of sandwich lovers, dudes. And, maybe, just maybe it's also a good way to get people to reaffirm their love of the Blue Cow. 

Now go ahead, storm the place. 

Caffrey's 

3008 Lyndale Ave., S., Mpls. 

612-822-5551