MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A piece of St. Paul history was sold to the highest bidder Wednesday.
The sign from the recently closed and long-time loved burger joint, Porky’s, sold for $5,600 to Broadhead, a Minneapolis ad agency.
Owner Dean Broadhead said, as a longtime resident of St. Paul, he wanted something “familiar and iconic” for their new office in downtown Minneapolis.
The auction of the restaurants’ memorabilia and kitchen items took place online Wednesday night.
The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, a non-profit that preserves historic Minnesota sites, made a last-minute effort to save Porky’s and the sign. They took up a fund to purchase as many pieces of significance, but ultimately lost the bidding for the sign.
Porky’s has been an iconic drive-in on University Avenue since it opened its doors in 1953.