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Not-so-Jolly Roger

It’s a new week, which means a new debate is brewing over the decor of a Plaza business.

This time it’s Burgers & Vine – the recently-opened restaurant located at 400 First St. E., right next to Grandma Linda’s notorious pink door – that’s raising eyebrows with its pirate flag.

Codi Binkley, who founded the restaurant with co-owner Carlo Cavallo, said he raised the flag there with no special plan in mind – but now has no plan to take it down.

“I did it as a joke originally, because Carlo always claims he’s a pirate. … He’s the rum aficionado,” Binkley explained.

The Jolly Roger – a skull and crossbones on a black field – was flying high over Burgers & Vine’s front door for the restaurant’s opening day on Feb. 22. Besides the Cavallo-as-pirate reference, the flag alludes to the restaurant’s “Jolly Roger burger” and the fact that it serves a Jolly Roger brand ale.


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