The inside says "Upper Nicollet's Oldest Cafe . . . known as far and wide as the one dine and wine spot where everything is 'tops.'"

Nothing left. The building that housed the Gladstone was torn down long ago, and I can't find any pictures. The Gladstone became the Flame in the early 40s, and this is where Minneapolitans might perk up - what do you mean, you can't find pictures? The building that housed the Flame is still there.

True. But that's because the Flame moved across the street from the old Gladstone location. The original building at 1605 burned down in 1957. Nothing's been built on the site, which says something about that stretch of Nicollet. It'll be the last part of downtown to be redeveloped.