Locally Grown’s election night party at the Upstairs Rueb

lg-banner-triumvirate-wsj election-2008 J. Grundy's Rueb 'n' Stein

Some local candidates are having private and not-so-private parties around town on Nov. 4. The political parties might be doing likewise.

But we, the LoGroNo Triumvirate, are hosting an election night event where:

  • Citizens of all stripes, sizes, persuasions, and affiliations can come together in one place to watch the election returns
  • Citizens can gather together to goodnaturedly cheer and boo each other and each others’ candidates as the wins and losses pile up
  • Candidates and their ardent supporters can get away from each other after too much togetherness at their own parties


rueblogo500wWHERE IS THIS PARTY?
Upstairs at J. Grundy’s Rueb ‘n’ Stein, 503 Division St.

Any Northfield-area citizen who’s old enough to vote and consume alcoholic beverages.

Anytime after 8 pm on Nov. 4

No. Just buy drinks and food.

Yes, there are 6 TVs upstairs, all hooked up to cable. We’ll have them all tuned to election coverage.

Yes, there’s wi-fi so bring your laptop. We’ll also have a digital projector to beam local election results up on the wall.

If you’re having a party for a candidate or set of candidates or a political party, then sure, attach a comment here with the details. But if you’re having a generic election night party to compete with ours, then it would be bad form to promo your event here. If you do, we’ll send Joe the Plumber over to your party with a big wrench to work on your kneecaps.

Use the comment box below.


  1. Clay Oglesbee said:

    Leave it to Griff W. and his colleagues to come up with some namby-pamby, non-controversial, let’s all sing kum-ba-yah, kind of an election night event. What’s up with a “this land is your land, this land is my land” attitude about public matters and elections?
    Why can’t we all just stay away from one another?

    November 1, 2008
  2. Tracy Davis said:

    I’m looking forward to the good-natured cheers and jeers. Can’t decide which I’ll be doing because I have to root for the underdog, and I won’t know till Tuesday night whether that’s a candidate or a group of under-represented supporters.

    November 1, 2008
  3. Dean Kjerland said:

    In 2004 I set up Norman’s movie screen and a laptop projector for the first ever wifi-enabled, on-the-big screen, digital election night pub party and citizen reporter local results news room in Northfield.

    The tradition continues on Election Tue 2008 so, join us, again, for good food, good beer and good company (and good news?) as usual at The Contented Cow.

    It will be a long night, so check out the candidates at The Cow as you circulate around to all of the other parties…discover and support the downtown.

    November 2, 2008
  4. Ross Currier said:

    Yeah, I’m hoping that it’s kind of like Mardi Gras and folks will wander from place to place, sharing the news and building community.

    Maybe I’ll have to wear my purple, green and gold beads, celebrating justice, faith and power for the citizens of Northfield.

    November 4, 2008
  5. Griff Wigley said:

    Where are the other election parties? I see David Bly is having his at Froggy’s.

    Dean K, I heard that Mary Rossing is having hers at The Cow. But you didn’t mention it in your comment, and I don’t see anything about it on the Cow’s blog or Mary’s blog.

    November 4, 2008
  6. Jessica Paxton said:

    Yes, Griff. Mary is hosting her campaign party at The Cow this evening. I’m surprised it’s not on the Cow’s website, as it’s been “in the works” for weeks.

    November 4, 2008

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