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The Pink Pussy Cat Lounge Makes a Comeback

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Three new bars will soon pop up in Fargo. One of them, which gained City Commission approval Monday night, might bring back some memories. The Pink Pussy Cat Lounge is making a comeback to the Fargo area.
That neon pink cat was a landmark for years in downtown Fargo. In the late 60's and 70's, The Pink Pussy Cat Lounge was a thriving bar on NP Ave and 4th St N. One of those six-foot neon cats still lives in Fargo- not far from its home, but tucked away in storage. With it, you'll find the memories of the old bar and the people who loved it.
"We were just a bunch of hell-raisers having a good time. A lot of us were just coming back form the service and just playing ball, having fun. To find a bar like The Pink Pussy Cat... It was just fun, fun fun," Joseph Olivieri, the new owner of one of the neon signs, said.
Now, flash forward to 2013. Jeff Thomas, of South Fargo, has gone through all the necessary steps of bringing the name back. But, this time the bar's new home is slated for 2600 52nd Ave S, just west of St. Ann & Joachim Catholic Church, a few child cares and Shanley High School. The name "The Pink Pussy Cat Lounge" just isn't sitting right with some neighbors. Thomas is considering changing it. He refused to go on camera, but said no decision has been made on a name yet. Fargo's city auditor says he may later apply for a name change.
The bar is several months away from breaking ground on a new building. Thomas has all that time to consider a name change.

 

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