Bottle dump in the basement of the Pioneer Hotel

Bottle dump in the basement of the Pioneer Hotel

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Bottle dump in the basement of the Pioneer Hotel (125 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis), August 12, 1960. Because most of the buildings in Gateway were repurposed from large office buildings, many had cavernous brick basements. At the Pioneer Hotel, empty bottles of Hamm’s beer, Gluek’s beer, and Franzia muscatel were dropped down a chute into the basement and disposed of once the chute backed up.

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