The Crooked Pint coming to Lyndale has a new name: Harriet’s.
It’s named for the Lake, naturally, and the change is designed to help ease neighbor concerns about the bar and restaurant opening at 40th & Lyndale.
“They wanted to make sure the establishment next door was a neighborhood pub,” said owner Paul Dzubnar.
That’s what Crooked Pint is, Dzubnar said, but as he gave the concerns more thought, he decided the Ale House name wasn’t ideal.
Along with the new name, Dzubnar decided to close the pub earlier than planned: 10 p.m. Sunday thru Wednesday, 11 p.m. Thursday, and midnight Friday and Saturday. The hours came in exchange for more residents signing off on a 14-space parking lot at 4008 Lyndale, currently a vacant lot. Dzubnar did another round of door-knocking after the city Planning Commission approved restaurant plans in September. He now has enough signatures to build the lot, pending city approval.
“At the end of the day, I want to be someone they call a neighbor,” Dzubnar said. “I don’t want there to be animosity.”
Dzubnar expects construction to last three-four months, and he hopes to open by April 1.
Harriet’s will feature reclaimed barnwood floors, an antique counter and 1800s-era chandeliers.
“It will have a very warm feeling and mellow lighting,” Dzubnar said.