Restaurant owned by former rival gang members celebrates first year in business

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Formed by a unique partnership, a St. Paul restaurant celebrated its one year anniversary Saturday. 

Cajun Life is owned by two former rival gang members. After buying out a former pizzeria, the two realized they had a similar vision, so they brought their vision to life.

While they may have been rivals growing up, after moving onto the next phase in life, they knew this venture was bigger than their past.  

"We're grown, we're more mature, and we got things to do. We got children now, we got families that look up to us. We're role models now, so it's time to give back instead of taking away," owner Darnell Dubra said.