Looks like the floundering Burnsville Performing Arts Center just took another hit as a new game has rolled into town and stolen some more of its planned acts. Anthony’s Parkway Grill, soon to be opening in the old Benchwarmer Bob’s location, will feature a comedy club in the basement. Unfortunately for the ever so confident Wolf Larson, it’s already planning to house an act that currently has events scheduled at the PAC.
According to an e-mail to me from Mike Orensteen, owner of the MinneHAHA Comedy Club, they are set to go to call the lower level of Anthony’s Parkway Grill home beginning in October of 2009:
MinneHAHA Comedy Club will be operating a full time comedy club opening the first weekend of October 2009. Shows will be 1 show on Friday @ 8pm and Saturday will have shows at 8pm and 10:30pm. As business picks up, I will add on a Thursday night. Tickets prices will be between $10-$12 (still working on the budget) All show info at http://www.minnehahacomedyclub.com and I have a mailing list people can get on as well.
Right now the MinneHAHA Comedy Club has two shows scheduled at the PAC in mid-July which will take place in the smaller Black Box theater. The shows are $15 plus fees and feature comedian Marc Yaffee. This event was part of the Burnsville PAC’s lame times are tough…laughing is easy marketing campaign. Looks like the only ones that will be laughing are the opponents of the Burnsville Performing Arts Center.
With ticket prices in the $10 to $12 range and dinner right above your head, I am already pretty damn excited to head over to Anthony’s Parkway Grill for some food and then down to the MinneHAHA Comedy Club below to cap off the evening. This was similar to what Monte’s Steak House was trying to accomplish in Faribault before it closed and I have to admit that while the food was a bit overpriced for that area, the entire package was great and one that I’m glad has moved to the South Metro.
What do you think about MinneHAHA Comedy Club calling the lower level of the future Anthony’s Parkway Grill home? Do you think that this will be a place you would want to make an evening out of (meetup?!) or would you have rather seen the club’s shows remain in the PAC? Whatever you think about this go ahead and comment on as we’d all love to hear what you have to say!