Minnesota’s Iconic Psycho Suzi’s Pens A Touching Goodbye + Final Invitation As It Preps To Close
It's always sad to see an iconic location shut its doors for good and anyone who has had the pleasure of visiting Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge in Northeast Minneapolis knows it truly is an iconic place to visit for many reasons.
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end and after 20 years of good food, drinks, and fun in a cool atmosphere, Psycho Suzie's announced this week they will be closing their doors for good, and it's happening soon.
Owner Leslie Bock announced through Facebook that Psycho Suzi's will be closing on Saturday, August 19, 2023. We've seen other businesses simply close in an impersonal fashion, but because Psycho Suzi's staff and customers were connected like a family, that's not the case here.
Rather than just make the announcement, Leslie Bock took the time to write this touching goodbye to all who were lucky enough to spend time at her establishment and offer a final invitation:
For the past two decades, we've welcomed you through our tiki-laden jungle to enjoy tropical drinks, pizza pies, waterfront seating, and the company of new and old friends… but all good things must come to an end and this Psycho Suzi is ready to hang it up and put on her retirement hat.
I'll never forget the memories we've shared under these thatched umbrellas - the laughs, the stories, the events we succeeded at, and even the ones we failed at! To our biggest fans and even to our biggest haters, we salute you. Mary’s Christmas Palace, our 4-month Christmas spectacular, will surely be missed! We had endless ideas and yet 20 years was not enough time to try them all. Saint Sabrina’s (30 years), Betty Danger’s Country Club, Betty Danger’s Animal Farm, Donny Dirk’s Zombie Den and Mr. Steven’s Snuggery, Felicia’s Navidad, Undead Frank’s, Heather’s High School Hairball, Rock-O-Horror Drinking Showstopper, Kentucky Derbatante, Bizarre Bazaar, Psycho Luaus, and New Year’s Passport parties. We’ve had DJs, live bands, our house band Exotik-A-GoGo, fire breathers, drag shows, parade floats, a muscle car show, our own monster truck, a Tiki Tram offering Tiki Tramsportation, Pontiki rides (our thatch-covered pontoon boat), puppy pageants, Halloween costume dance parties, parking lot carnivals, motorcycle rallies, and tropical Mother’s day buffets, and Father’s day grill outs. These memories will stay with me forever, and they're proof that random ideas of weirdness and fun can be worth pursuing. Striving to create a bit of magic where folks could escape the humdrum of everyday life, and offer a sliver of something a little less dull gave us pure joy. We’ve seen many friendships and more than a few romances connect through it all.
So come on by one last time and say goodbye to this wood plank carpeting, the tiki mug vending machines, zombie slushies, and fire-lit torches that have watched over us these past 20 years. Let’s raise a glass to us all and this magical oasis we created together. Though the Psycho Suzi's experience is ending and Suzi is saying her final goodbye to Minneapolis, we hope the mending of broken dreams carries on. I humbly pass the torch.
Suzi (aka Leslie Bock)
The location was on the market for $6 million in 2022 but it was not sold. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for that fantastic location along the Mississippi River, although it will be tough to beat the vibe at Psycho Suzi's.