Article by Cokato Museum Staff
In the early 1970s, Highway 12 gained another commercial building, 525 Cokato Street West. Since opening its doors on Monday, February 22, 1971, the building has housed four different businesses throughout its existence, each a part of the food industry. These include the Norseman Restaurant, Daniel's Family Restaurant, The Red Goat Bar and Grill, and The Bait & Hook.
2016 - Present
The Bait & Hook is the latest chapter in the history of 525 Cokato St W. During the 2016 Cokato Corn Carnival the Bait & Hook held the soft opening of its restaurant.
Two of the biggest differences between the Bait & Hook and the former restaurants are the hours of operation and the menu. The Bait & Hook is open Thursday - Saturday, rather than every weekday, and the focus of its menu is Seafood.
It will be interesting to see how this business will continue to make its mark on the community of Cokato.