By Bruce Hagevik, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Porky’s Drive-In will not be torn down. Instead the red and white checkered building will be moved from its University Avenue location in St. Paul to the Little Log House Pioneer Village about seven miles south of Hastings.

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“We’ll put it back to original and we’re going to have it so people can actually go inside of it and view it and take a look at how it was put together” said Steve Bauer, owner of Pioneer Village.

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Most of the items inside the 58-year-old restaurant were sold through an on-line auction, but there are plans to bring back the 50’s feel.

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“We’re also going to probably try to fill it up with a lot of memorabilia of back to the 50’s,” Bauer said.

The famous Porky’s sign is not part of the deal.

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The land has been sold to a neighboring senior housing developer.