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Brief History of Zimmy's

Just past the turn of the century (the last one - not the next one), many years after Hibbing moved the whole town a couple miles south, when Lily, Rosemary and The Jack of Hearts were Hibbing City Councilors, and Little Maggie was the towns uhhh.... Hostess, our story begins.

In the 1900's, the building was known as home to the trolley cars that ran in downtown Hibbing. The entrance doors that once opened to let the trolley cars enter are now large glass windows on the facade of the building. Today, the original tracks still run through the basement of the building. Later the building was converted into Furlong's Gas Station.

Yeah, at first, 1920 or so, it was a trolley car station "A Slow Train" - if you will. A rickety old thing, but it worked. We've heard that the reason the Greyhound Bus Line got started (right here in Hibbing, just a couple blocks from us) was to replace the trolley. Anyway... it was the trolley car station for many many years. But as the trolley gave way to the car, our building gave way to a Shell Tire, Horn Auto Electric and Furlong Gas Station. (Yes, the times they are a-changin'). Matter of fact, our kitchen is right over the old oil pit. We're pretty sure Zimmy's got gas here...draw your own conclusions.

In the early 1980's, The Atrium was born. The owners totally gutted the western part of the building, added a beautiful new solarium, and started what is now Hibbing's premier restaurant.

Zimmy's - is the other half of the building. Strip it back to the original bricks, add a ton of Dylan memorabilia, another solarium, and things are never gonna be the same again. If you see something you like, chances are you'll be able to order it. Some stuff you can't. Bob's mom has been here a few times and thinks the place is a hoot!

We've had visitors from all fifty states and quite a few foreign countries. They came here for different reasons we suspect. Some for food, some for the stuff and some just to soak up a little Dylan atmosphere.

So as long as you're here, whether in person or online, we'd like you to enjoy your stay. Take a cruise through the site, have another cup of coffee, and let us know what you think at zimmys@mchsi.com

Thanks for stopping in!