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In 2004 JOn and Linda Gaugert bought this building that was formerly Hillside Club, Toby's, The Scotsman and Michael's Supper club. From 1982 to 2004 it fell into this state of disrepair.

Up from the ashes

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An open house is set to announce the reopening of a building that has seen many celebrations since it was built in the early 1940s.

It is the hope of owners Jon and Linda Gaugert of Alexandria that it will be the site of many more celebrations in the years to come.


About the building

The structure was built in the early 1940s and operated as the Hillside Club until 1967.

It then operated from 1967 to 1972 as Jimmy Jenson's Hillside Club.

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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