FYI, Dinkytown is an area right be U of M campus, mostly college kids, cheap diners, hip restaurants, and dive bars.
Bob Dylan used to hang out there back in the day before he left for NYC.
“The name Dinkytown is of uncertain origin, although it was in definite use by 1948, when the Dinkytown Business Association formed.
Stories regarding the origin of the name include:
The streetcars, called Dinkys, that used to provide transit throughout the area.
Similarly, the locomotive tenders at the nearby railyard were called Dinkys due to their compact size. “