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Hastings resident Steve Bauer takes down a panel on a large sign at Porky's drive-in restaurant along University Avenue in St. Paul on Tuesday afternoon. Bauer is going to move the sign and the Porky's building to Hastings, where he will refurbish them at the Little Log House Pioneer Village, which he operates with his family along 220th Street. Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson

St. Paul's legendary Porky's drive-in building moving to Hastings, Minn., pioneer village

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Collector Steve Bauer and his family announced Monday, April 11, that they were bringing the longtime St. Paul landmark restaurant, Porky's, to Hastings.


Bauer and his wife, Sylvia, and their family operate the Little Log House Pioneer Village here. They will add Porky's to their collection of buildings.

Porky's operated as a popular drive-in diner on University Avenue until April 3, when it closed.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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