Jul 25, 2022 - Food and Drink

Liquor Lyle's sold to Tilt Pinball

Liquor Lyles building
Photo: Nick Halter/Axios

The owner of Tilt Pinball Bar has purchased the beloved dive bar Liquor Lyle's on South Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis.

Driving the news: Tilt made the announcement on Instagram.

  • Real estate broker Jeff Salzbrun confirmed the purchase to Axios, and said the building sold for $700,000 on Friday. Salzbrun represented the sellers.

The intrigue: The bar will become a pinball bar, according the Instagram post. The company, which is owned by real estate developer Daniel Oberpriller of North Bay Cos., said more details would be forthcoming.

  • Tilt opened near Eat Street in 2017.
  • In the Instagram post, Tilt said it would be changing its name to LITT Pinball Bar "due to certain reasons."

Flashback: Axios broke the news last year that the longtime Lyle's owners Russell Spence, Ken Meshbesher would not reopen the bar and put it up for sale.

  • A third partner, Ron Meshbesher, died in 2018 and his stake is owned by his wife, Kim.
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