MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A popular Minneapolis nightclub — that closed after it was revealed the owner donated to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke — has now reopened.
In September of 2017, much of Club Jager’s staff quit after a report that owner Julius De Roma contributed to Duke’s failed bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana. The exodus of employees led to the bar being closed.READ MORE: 'Don't Look At Me': Armed Robber Casually Walks Into Minneapolis Home In Broad Daylight
De Roma told WCCO-TV his donation was “basically free speech” and that the controversy had been blown up beyond what it should be.READ MORE: Spartans Beat Gophers 75-67 In Big 10 Opener
On Wednesday, the bar had a “soft reopening”, saying the bar is going back to “its original roots, with soft background music, intelligent conversation, no stupid collectivist games, and no disco! Individualists are welcome!”MORE NEWS: Jazz Shoot Past Wolves 136-104 For 5th Straight Win
DeRoma continues to be the owner of the bar.