Mankato's only brewpub, the Bandana Brewery, has completely closed its doors.
Money is the reason for closing, Ahlstrom said. The smoking ban implemented a couple of years ago resulted in less business, which caused Ahlstrom to start making a series of budget cuts.
“The brewery was one of the first things to go,” he said.
Other factors were new city drinking regulations, the construction of the new highway and taxes, he said.
It's too bad. It was nice to have a brewpub so close for the short time it was open, even though the "brew" died before the "pub."