Building A Neighborhood Fixture
On September 27, 1957, Ben Weber bought Park Tavern. After spending many years on the road selling women’s outerwear, Ben decided it was time to be at home to spend time with his family. Knowing nothing about the restaurant business, what he lacked in knowledge he more than made up for with a tireless work ethic eventually enabling the Park Tavern to become the #1 seller of 3.2 tap beer in the state of Minnesota.
In 1970, Ben’s son and current owner, Phil, came to work with him at Park Tavern. Nine years later, the City of St. Louis Park decided to widen Louisiana Avenue forcing Park Tavern to relocate. The new location gave us the opportunity to feature food, spirits and bowling in a 30,000 sq ft building. With the move, more family was brought into the business with Ben’s daughter, Diane, joining the business.