Last year, Southgate Family Pizzeria in Cloquet announced that would be permanently closing. They made the disappointing announcement on their Facebook page, stating "After a lot of thought we have decided to close the doors of Southgate. Our last day will be Saturday, May 14th, 2022. We want to thank all of our customers for their amazing support during this venture!"

A lot of time has passed and Northland residents have wondered what would take the place of Southgate Family Pizzeria, which was located at 918 HWY 33 in Cloquet. It seems we finally have the answer to that question.

According to the Pine Journal, Cloquet-area entrepreneurs Dean and Alison Crotteau, who have owned Cold One Liquor since 2019, plan to open their next venture and it sounds like a lot of fun.

The husband and wife team will be opening the 218 Taphouse, with a big selection of self-pour beer, cider, and seltzer on tap, plus a full bar for mixed and canned cocktails. The taphouse will feature a TouchTunes jukebox and audio system that can also be used for fun theme nights and community events. Not only that, the new 218 Taphouse will also feature three lanes of duckpin bowling.

The new business has already set up a Facebook page confirming the news and telling everyone to keep watching for updates on their opening date, which they expect to happen before the end of the year.

Dean and Alison Crott also want 218 Taphouse to be a family destination, so it won't just be for people 21 years old and older. That's a great plan, especially when you consider there's an arena next door that hosts a lot of games, which bring in a lot of families.

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The Crotteaus will soon hire their new staff for 218 Taphouse, and they'll utilize their Facebook page to make related announcements for those looking to join the team.

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