Minnesota bars and restaurants are still limited to curbside pickup and deliver under the state’s stay-at-home order. Liz Ramer with Hospitality Minnesota says that industry is going to need a heads up before the state allows it to re-open.
“We need to have a date,” said Ramer. “People can’t afford to have a change. People are going to need the confidence that this is going to go forward.”
Ramer says bars and restaurants are going to need to re-train their staff, purchase food and beverages, and spend money that is likely in short supply to re-open. Governor Tim Walz says the last thing the state wants to do is set a date for re-opening and then have to change it.