Skip to comments.Tourists flock to Minneapolis airport men's room
Posted on 09/17/2007 6:30:55 AM PDT by MplsSteve
When you go to Minneapolis, you might put the Mall of America, the statue of Mary Tyler Moore or maybe even the zoo on your list of things to see.
Now tourists are asking about a new destination in the Twin Cities, says Karen Evans, information specialist at the information counter at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
A common request is, "Excuse me, can you please tell me where the Larry Craig bathroom is?"
Evans was just 15 minutes into her shift Friday afternoon and already had heard the request four times.
"It's become a tourist attraction," Evans said with a smile. "People are taking pictures."
Since news broke Aug. 27 of the arrest of Idaho Sen. Craig in an airport restroom here, the airport has been fielding requests for directions to the men's room in question, which is conveniently located just off the central food court and popular shopping area.
Abdalla Said, who works at a newsstand on the G concourse, said he's been getting requests daily for directions to the infamous bathroom.
"It's by the Lottery shop, right next to the shoeshine shop," he said without blinking. Gee Butler and Royal Zino work at the Royal Zino Shoeshine shop. Zino, the owner's grandson, said the shop has been in the same location for 45 years. Some of the shop's famous clients include James Brown and Muhammed Ali. And Sen. Craig?
Probably not, Zino said, although he thinks he might have been witness to the senator's June 11 arrest. "I might've actually been here. Me and my buddy were watching them doing a sting," he said.
And since the story became public, the restroom has become a photo-op, Butler said.
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I'm speaking only for myself but I can't see any cachet with being able to tell your family and friends "Guess what? I had a two-hour layover in the Twin Cities and I visited the bathroom where Larry Craig solicited sex from a cop. I even took a picture of the stall".
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I am happy to report I recently passed thru the Mnpls Airport going to and from Atlanta and encounter no sex tourists or US Senators.
Sure, let's all go to DisGraceland. The new Mecca for Peckahs.
I have had some horrible layovers where an adventure like that would have been more than welcomed.
Don’t forget your TAP SHOES!..............
A day or two after this story broke, my wife and I took a flight out of Minneapolis and I joked with my wife that if I had to use the bathroom, I would make sure to keep my feet firmly together in the stall.
Only in America.
Isn't that against the law that Craig was busted under?
“I find it a little hard to believe that tourists are “flocking” to see this bathroom.”
People who transit the terminal can’t be tourists?
sick but not surprising
Get a life people.........
“Abdalla Said, who works at a newsstand on the G concourse, said he’s been getting requests daily for directions to the infamous bathroom.”
Now, where can I find the foot washing stations?
Kind of like going to Chapaquidic to see the famous Ted Kennedy bridge or to Ft. Marcy Park to see where Vince Foster was found.
Suspect most of them do coke and a viagara first, and are looking to work off the high.