FOR RESTAURANTS, BARS, FITNESS CENTERS, EVENT AND ENTERTAINMENT VENUES
Starting Monday, November 23, business can apply for new grant funding to mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19.
- Businesses that have not received Hennepin County Small Business Relief funds can apply for grants up to $15,000.
- Businesses that have received Hennepin County Small Business Relief funds can apply for additional grant funds up to $10,000.
- Application opens on hennepin.us Monday, November 23
- Apply by Tuesday, December 1, at noon
- Restaurants/food service establishments
- Bars/drinking places
- Fitness centers/gyms
- Event/entertainment venues
- View additional criteria
Special note for Minneapolis bar and restaurant owners: this grant application requires that you have a copy of your restaurant and/or liquor license. If you do not have a copy of your license readily available, you can:
- Look up a liquor license report on your own through the State of Minnesota Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement site. OR
- Contact your Business License Inspector or email [email protected]. Please make your request no later than noon on Monday, November 30 to ensure adequate time for a response.
license certificate from the City of Minneapolis may show a status of “delinquent” due to the suspension of liquor license renewal fees. Provided that you submitted your renewal paperwork and are in good standing with the state, this will not disqualify you.Read more
Today, Governor Walz announced new state restrictions to control the explosive spread of COVID 19. The following restrictions take effect on Friday, November 20 at 11:59 p.m.
- Bars and restaurants must close in-person food and drink service, both indoor and outdoor. Take-out, curbside, and delivery may continue.
- Minneapolis businesses with curbside pickup zone can continue using those spaces. Businesses who do not have a curbside pickup zone can request one.
- The following facility types must be closed.
- Gyms and other fitness facilities, public pools, including facilities within housing complexes.
- Recreation and entertainment facilities, such as bowling alleys, theaters, movie theaters, museums, arcades, etc.
- Other venues providing indoor or outdoor events, such as festivals or fairs. Drive-in events may continue.
- No wedding receptions or gatherings after funerals will be allowed. Weddings, funerals and church services will be able to continue.
- No changes are being made to retail, personal services (e.g. salons and barbershops), schools, or places of worship.
These closures will be in effect from Friday, November 20 through Friday, December 18.
See staysafemn.gov for more details
Minneapolis businesses can contact the Small Business Team at [email protected] or 612-673-2499 with questions.
The City Council needs to hear your feedback. When they hear directly from impacted communities to prioritize the Mayor’s investments in community safety, we can fully resource our police department and invest in safety beyond policing. Your voice is valuable, and we need you to contribute it to this important conversation.
There are three upcoming online public hearings for people to share thoughts on the Mayor’s recommended 2021 City Budget. Comments can also be submitted online at the City’s website. Comments submitted online will be entered into the public record and shared with the Mayor and Council Members.Read more
Total program funding and base level funding for each neighborhood organization will be discussed through the City's regular budget process.
There are three upcoming online public hearings for people to share thoughts on Mayor Jacob Frey’s recommended 2021 City Budget. The Neighborhood and Community Relations Department (NCR) also presented to the City Council Budget Committee on Nov. 12, but this was not a public hearing.Read more
Minneapolis community, please provide your input on what community safety looks like and tell us your ideas about a new model of community safety for the City. You can take the survey in English, Spanish, Somali, Hmong or Oromo.
Complete the survey by Nov. 20 for the first phase of survey results. Input provided after Nov. 20 may continue to be used for future engagement phases.Read more
The Third Avenue Bridge will fully close to traffic in January 2021 through November 2022. Motorists, transit riders, and people walking and bicycling will need to use alternate routes across the river during this time.
Curious about the work that’s being done and the detour routes to get you around construction? Visit the project webpage to learn more about the schedule, impacts to your commute, rehabilitation and preservation efforts, and what the bridge will look like when the work is done.