Thursday, June 09, 2011

Kid Bullets!

There's "Kid Bullets" right there in the center.
DeGidio's Restaurant & Bar was founded by Joe "Kid Bullets" DeGidio and his nephew Camille , a successful bootlegger during the late 1920's and early 1930's. At one point, he operated 12 stills in the St. Paul area. When prohibition ended in 1933, "Kid Bullets" parlayed his bootlegging profits and opened DeGidio's Restaurant and Bar at this same location. DeGidio's was a favorite watering hole for many of the most notorious mob figures during St. Paul's famous gangster era. Of course, all mob ties were severed many decades ago! (SURE they were!) Today, DeGidio's remains owned and operated by "Kid Bullets" son and grandchildren at this same location.

West 7th Street

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